Generalized Kutta Joukowski theorem adaptation to classical Horseshoe Vortex Method for modeling multi-lifting surfaces interaction: Application to UAV's wing layout design

Juan P. Alvarado Perilla, Juan C. Sepúlveda, Luz E. González, Catalina Mazo, Juliana Andrea Niño-Navia, Jorge Iván García Sepulveda

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    Resumen

    This study, an adaptation of the classical Horseshoe Vortex Method is performed to model the interaction of two or more lifting surfaces employing the generalized Kutta Joukowski theorem, which allows computing the lift produced by both inside and outside vortices. The resulting model was validated against wind tunnel tests for a canard airplane and showed good results for lift and induced drag predictions, especially before the region of flow detachment. The panel method obtained is useful for computing preliminary aerodynamic characteristics of an aircraft with a non-conventional wing configuration considering the respective model limitations and assumptions. Thus, a case study is developed comparing the aerodynamic performance of the conventional and tandem wing layout configurations for a small fixed-wing UAV of 10 Kg of maximum take-off weight. Among the most important results, it was found that the tandem-configuration aircraft showed a reduction of 12% of the lift generated compared with the lifting-line theory prediction when forward and rear wings aerodynamic interaction was considered. Also, for the tandem configuration aircraft, it was encountered to have a larger range of applicability due to its smaller size; however, the conventional one showed less interference in the airflow between the wing and horizontal stabilizer, consequently, better aerodynamic efficiency.
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    Título de la publicación alojadaProceedings of the 21st LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
    Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaLeadership in Education and Innovation in Engineering in the Framework of Global Transformations: Integration and Alliances for Integral Development, LACCEI 2023
    EditoresMaria M. Larrondo Petrie, Jose Texier, Rodolfo Andres Rivas Matta
    EditorialLatin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions
    ISBN (versión digital)9786289520743
    EstadoPublicada - 2023
    Evento21st LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology, LACCEI 2023 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Duración: 19 jul. 202321 jul. 2023

    Serie de la publicación

    NombreProceedings of the LACCEI international Multi-conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
    Volumen2023-July
    ISSN (versión digital)2414-6390

    Conferencia

    Conferencia21st LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology, LACCEI 2023
    País/TerritorioArgentina
    CiudadBuenos Aires
    Período19/07/2321/07/23

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