Active aeroelastic wing design for gust load alleviation and flutter suppression

Changho Nam, Youdan Kim, Jeffrey B. Layton

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The purpose of this study is to use the piezoelectric actuators and the normal ailerons in suppressing flutter and in reducing the gust response of the wing. For a control system design, LQR with output feedback is used in this study. For the aeroelastic control system design, two different configurations are considered. The first, the elastic modes are used for the feedback purpose. And the second, the self-sensing actuators are used. The RMS value of the gust response for the flexible modes and the control performance index are used as a metric to compare the control performance for gust load alleviation. Using the initial and optimized wing configurations, GLA system is designed. The control performance index and the gust response RMS are compared.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-735
Number of pages7
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 38th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. Part 4 (of 4) - Kissimmee, FL, USA
Duration: Apr 7 1997Apr 10 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • General Materials Science
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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