Aeroelastic Modeling of Supersonic Configurations at Low Speeds

Researcher: Thiago Augusto Machado Guimaraes

Sponsor: NASA

  • Study the impact of low-speed design constraints on the shaping of efficient long-range supersonic configuration, considering the tradeoffs between the low speed and high-speed design drivers.
  • Explore and enhance lower-fidelity aerodynamic modeling approaches enabling the parametric representation of several supersonic configurations at low speeds.
  • Generate nonlinear aerodynamic data to feed the development of appropriate stability and control approaches.
  • Parametric design exploration and open loop aeroelastic flight dynamics simulations subject to gust disturbances.
  • Assess aeroelastic-flight dynamic analysis under gust encounters considering parametric analysis for fuselage flexibility levels