28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.1.3
WATER TUNNEL FORCE AND MOMENT STUDIES OF A MANEUVERING UCAV 1303 AND THEIR CONTROL
M. Chandrasekhara, P. D. Sosebee, C. M. Medford
Naval Postgraduate School, USA
Keywords: ucav unsteady aerodynamics, maneuver loads, unsteady flow control
The unsteady aerodynamics (loads and moments) of a UCAV 1303 configuration is discussed for the first time. Major differences were observed from steady flow. Dynamic lift, alleviation of tip-stall and changes in vortex onset mechanisms are determined to be the reasons for these.
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