Browse Publications Technical Papers 2019-36-0214

Design of the Control Surfaces for an Aircraft Destined to the Competition SAE BRAZIL AERODESIGN 2019-36-0214

This work aims to present a methodology for the design of conventional control surfaces for light aircraft. Based on renowned aeronautical engineering references and standards, the theoretical framework presents the concepts of calculation for each flight phase particularity for each control surface in addition to a database with intervals of surfaces and their respective deflections of various aircraft. The methodology used takes into account the suggested steps for the aircraft design, where the dimensions are present in the preliminary design, according to the characteristics intended in the conceptual stage to develop conventional control surfaces aiming at the simplicity of design and the optimal response of control. The use of MATLAB and CFD software for data calculation and iterations are essential for the correct observance and evaluation of the obtained results. A comparative table and graphs will be elaborated for better visualization of the efficiency and behavior of each dimensioned model aiming at the best levels of acceptability according to the norms used in the design of aircraft, observing their occurrence through flight analysis and direct feedback of the pilot. Finally, the optimally sized surface will be used.


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