Variable-state design parameters in design of aero-structures made of intrinsically smart materials

Maheri, Alireza and Isikveren, Askin (2008) Variable-state design parameters in design of aero-structures made of intrinsically smart materials. In: High Performance Structures and Materials IV. WIT transactions on the built environment, . WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 421-430. ISBN 978-1845641061

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The aerodynamic performance of aero-structures made of intrinsically smart materials, such as aeroelastic tailored wings and blades, cannot be obtained unless their material properties and structural characteristics are also known. The aerodynamic design of these structures is a naturally integrated design problem in which the set of design parameters comprises both aerodynamic and structural characteristics of the aero-structure. This paper references the inevitable problems arising when adopting an integrated design approach, suggesting an alternative approach for design of these structures. The concept of Variable State Design Parameters (VSDP) is introduced in this paper and it is explained how VSDP can be employed to convert the traditional integrated design process of intrinsically smart aero-structures, to a decoupled and hence computationally efficient design process. Through a design case study the practicality and efficiency of the new approach have been demonstrated.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Presented at the Fourth International Conference on High Performance Structures and Materials, 13 - 15 May 2008, The Algarve, Portugal.
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H400 Aerospace Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2009 10:02
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 22:27

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