Design and validation of a numerical high aspect ratio aeroelastic wind tunnel model (HMAE1)

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Timmermans, H.S.
Tongeren, J.H. van
Geurts, E.G.M.
Marques, R.F.A.
Correa, M.S.
Waitz, S.
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The aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) and German–Dutch Wind Tunnels (DNW) have tested an innovative highly flexible wing within an aeroelastic wind tunnel experiment in the transonic regime. The HMAE1 project was initiated by Embraer to test its numerical predictions for wing flutter under excessive wing deformations in the transonic regime. A highly elastic fiberglass wing-body pylon nacelle wind tunnel model, which is able to deform extensively, was constructed for the experiment. The model was instrumented with a large number of pressure orifices, strain gauges, stereo pattern recognition markers and accelerometers. The wing was tested from M = 0.4 till M = 0.9 for different angles of attack and stagnation pressure. The HMAE1 model was tested in two different test campaigns in which the Mach number was increased. This paper will focus on the first test campaign of the HMAE1 project in which the windtunnel model is tested up to M = 0.7 and will describe the development of the physical numerical structural dynamic MSC Nastran model representing the manufactured windtunnel model in order to perform numerical aeroelastic analyses.
International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2019 9-13 June 2019, Savannah, Georgia, USA