Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291353
Title:
A multibody model simulating tilt-wing conversion
Author:
O'Heron, Patrick James, 1966-
Issue Date:
1991
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A multibody model is presented which simulates the conversion process associated with tilt-wing aircraft. A multibody dynamics approach is used to derive the equations of motion for a tilting articulated rotor with flap-pitch-lag root geometry. An enhanced model is used for the near-wake aerodynamics and uniform dynamic-inflow is used for the far-wake aerodynamics. A thrust control system computes the required trim settings. It is found that the controller can "fly" the model to a hover condition at a desired altitude, and can be used to achieve desired thrust levels during conversion. It is noted that conventional blade twist is inadequate during conversion. It is observed that unsteady aerodynamics are important during conversion. Also nonlinear effects on the tilt-wing cause large variations in tilt-torque during conversion.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Aerospace.; Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nikravesh, Parviz E.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleA multibody model simulating tilt-wing conversionen_US
dc.creatorO'Heron, Patrick James, 1966-en_US
dc.contributor.authorO'Heron, Patrick James, 1966-en_US
dc.date.issued1991en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA multibody model is presented which simulates the conversion process associated with tilt-wing aircraft. A multibody dynamics approach is used to derive the equations of motion for a tilting articulated rotor with flap-pitch-lag root geometry. An enhanced model is used for the near-wake aerodynamics and uniform dynamic-inflow is used for the far-wake aerodynamics. A thrust control system computes the required trim settings. It is found that the controller can "fly" the model to a hover condition at a desired altitude, and can be used to achieve desired thrust levels during conversion. It is noted that conventional blade twist is inadequate during conversion. It is observed that unsteady aerodynamics are important during conversion. Also nonlinear effects on the tilt-wing cause large variations in tilt-torque during conversion.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitization note: p. 140 missing from paper original.-
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Aerospace.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAerospace and Mechanical Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNikravesh, Parviz E.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1343820en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26882504en_US
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