28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.4.3
DESIGN AND AERO-ELASTIC OPTIMISATION OF THE STRUCTURE OF THE LAPCAT A2 MACH 5 AIRLINER
D. Verstraete, S. Sharifzadeh*, P. Hendrick*
Univ. of Sydney, Australia; *Univ. Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Keywords: hypersonic aircraft, structural design, aero-elastic deformation, optimisation
Long distance flights would become more attractive if travel times could be reduced drastically by flying at hypersonic speeds. The high temperatures encountered during hypersonic flights however require highly optimised and innovative structural concepts. The current paper presents the aero-elastic optimisation of the structure of a Mach 5 vehicle.
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