28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-6.11.1
DESIGN STUDY OF AN ACTIVE GURNEY FLAP SYSTEM FOR HELICOPTER ROTOR BLADES
Y. Lemmens, H. Erdelyi, T. Olbrechts
LMS International, Belgium
Keywords: co-simulation, active gurney flap, helicopter rotor blade
A preliminary design of an integrated active Gurney flap system for helicopter rotor blades is proposed. It consists of the blade with flaps mechanism, a piezoelectric stack actuation system and a controller. The analysis of the integrated system is based on co-simulation between three separate tools that models each system.
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