Aerodynamic Performance Analysis of a Variable Sweep Wing for Commercial Aircraft Applications

Authors

  • Radhakrishnan P Faculty, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Ramanan G Faculty, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Chandan Gowda H R Department of Aeronautical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Meghana C K Department of Aeronautical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Chaithra A N Department of Aeronautical Engineering, ACS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Abstract

This study presents a detailed study on wing and its configurations and the morphing techniques for the wing. The morphing methods of the wing such as variable chord, variable span variable cambers have been studied in detail. In this study in detail about the effects of morphable sweep wing, the commercial aircraft wing has been designed and it‘s been modelled using the solid works software. To study the aerodynamic performance the wing, the wing has been analysed in ANSYS Fluent software and the results are interpreted in detail to analyze the effect of wing and its shapes. From the results it‘s been clear that at low speed (Mach=0.8) straight wing has high L/D ratio and at the sonic speed (Mach=1) sweep wing has higher L/D ratio and in Supersonic Speed (Mach=1.2) delta wing tends to have higher L/D ratio. Based on these results the wing can be morphed to the configurations to obtain a better performance in each flight regime. Based on these morphing, aircraft performance can be improved in all flight regimes.

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2021-03-12

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