Methodology for the design of leading edge devices applied to variable camber

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dc.contributor.advisor Fielding, John Lajux, Vincent 2008-05-09T17:35:48Z 2008-05-09T17:35:48Z 2007-03
dc.description.abstract This thesis will describe a new and innovative way of approaching the design of leading edge devices; this done using new tools and state of the art software. This innovative design methodology for leading edge devices has a special focus on the application of variable camber technology. A precise description is given of the way to check that methodology acts as a means of validation. A case study shows how to apply this methodology and examines a variable camber application. This case study provides the basis for the understanding of how to apply the design methodology and give results generated from its different parts. An analysis of the structure and aerodynamic performances of a new type of leading edge device was performed in addition to moving the overall design towards an optimum solution in term of mass, reliability and cost. The case study is showing that using a variable camber leading edge device could be beneficial as it proves a better option than more classical concepts. Some of the results show that the aerodynamics implications of using this type of device at the leading edge can be beneficial in cruise and also during take off and landing. Also on the structural side of things, it is possible to see that the deployment trajectory as been optimised to fit to the required trajectory and the structure is able to resist critical loading. Finally there is a discussion on the obtained results and on the overall methodology to make conclusions on the overall meaning of this research and the possible impact of the new design methodology as well as implication on the design of variable camber leading edge devices. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University 2007. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the copyright owner. en_UK
dc.title Methodology for the design of leading edge devices applied to variable camber en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK

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