Imperial College London

Dr Rafael Palacios

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Aeronautics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5075r.palacios CV

 
 
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Location

 

355Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Buoso:2015,
author = {Buoso, S and Palacios, R},
title = {Reduced-order modelling and feedback control of integrally actuated membrane wings},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/24537},
year = {2015}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - This paper presents a numerical investigation on aerodynamic control of integrally-actuated membrane wings made of dielectric elastomers. They combine the advantages of membrane shape adaptability with the benefits of the simple, lightweight but high-authority control mechanism offered by integral actuation. For that purpose, high-fidelity numerical models have been developed to predict their performance. They include a fluid solver based on the direct numerical integration of the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations, an electromechanical constitutive material model and a non-linear three-dimensional membrane structural model. In addition, using the Eigensystem Realization Algorithm, it is obtained a very low order model description of the fully coupled aero-electromechanical system to aid the design of a simple PID control scheme for the feedback control of the wing. The resulting regulator is then implemented in the high-fidelity model and used for the mitigation of flow disturbances.
AU - Buoso,S
AU - Palacios,R
PY - 2015///
TI - Reduced-order modelling and feedback control of integrally actuated membrane wings
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/24537
ER -