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Modeling and Control for a Blended Wing Body Aircraft

A Case Study

  • Martin Kozek
  • Alexander Schirrer

Benefits

  • Comparison of numerous control concepts for the same application provides a broad overview and helps control engineers to choose appropriate design concepts for their control problems

  • The extensive treatment of a large, complex, parameter-dependent industrial control problem provides a useful case study and highlights relevant design issues valid for engineers in many modeling and control disciplines and applications

  • The presentation of the complete BWB aircraft modeling and control design process with the most recent tools and techniques provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art overview of the range of involved tasks to extend the aerospace and control engineers' experience

Book

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. M. Kozek, A. Schirrer, B. Mohr, D. Paulus, T. Salmon, M. Hornung et al.
    Pages 1-25
  3. Aircraft Design and Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. H. Baier, M. Hornung, B. Mohr, D. Paulus, Ö. Petersson, C. Rößler et al.
      Pages 29-45
    3. F. Stroscher, A. Schirrer, M. Valášek, Z. Šika, T. Vampola, B. Paluch et al.
      Pages 47-104
    4. M. Valášek, Z. Šika, T. Vampola, S. Hecker
      Pages 105-127
  4. Control Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. C. Westermayer, A. Schirrer
      Pages 131-146
    3. A. Schirrer, M. Kozek, F. Demourant, G. Ferreres
      Pages 147-226
    4. T. Haniš, M. Hromčík, A. Schirrer, M. Kozek, C. Westermayer
      Pages 227-263
  5. Validation and Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 265-265
    2. M. Kozek, A. Schirrer, F. Stroscher, M. Valášek, Z. Šika, T. Vampola et al.
      Pages 267-295
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-301

About this book

Introduction

This book demonstrates the potential of the blended wing body (BWB) concept for significant improvement in both fuel efficiency and noise reduction and addresses the considerable challenges raised for control engineers because of characteristics like open-loop instability, large flexible structure, and slow control surfaces. This text describes state-of-the-art and novel modeling and control design approaches for the BWB aircraft under consideration. The expert contributors demonstrate how exceptional robust control performance can be achieved despite such stringent design constraints as guaranteed handling qualities, reduced vibration, and the minimization of the aircraft’s structural loads during maneuvers and caused by turbulence. As a result, this innovative approach allows the building of even lighter aircraft structures, and thus results in considerable efficiency improvements per passenger kilometer. The treatment of this large, complex, parameter-dependent industrial control problem highlights relevant design issues and provides a relevant case study for modeling and control engineers in many adjacent disciplines and applications.

Modeling and Control for a Blended Wing Body Aircraft presents research results in numeric modeling and control design for a large, flexible, civil BWB aircraft in the pre-design stage as developed within the EU FP7 research project ACFA 2020. It is a useful resource for aerospace and control engineers as it shows the complete BWB aircraft modeling and control design process, carried out with the most recent tools and techniques available.

presents research results in numeric modeling and control design for a large, flexible, civil BWB aircraft in the pre-design stage as developed within the EU FP7 research project ACFA 2020. It is a useful resource for aerospace and control engineers as it shows the complete BWB aircraft modeling and control design process, carried out with the most recent tools and techniques available.

Advances in Industrial Control aims to report and encourage the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.

Keywords

Aircraft Control Design Flexible Structure Integrated Model Loads Alleviation

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Kozek
    • 1
  • Alexander Schirrer
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  2. 2.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modeling and Control for a Blended Wing Body Aircraft
  • Book Subtitle A Case Study
  • Editors Martin Kozek
    Alexander Schirrer
  • Series Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advances in Industrial Control
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10792-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-10791-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34340-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-10792-9
  • Series ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-1577
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 301
  • Number of Illustrations 42 b/w illustrations, 158 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Control and Systems Theory
    Aerospace Technology and Astronautics
    Simulation and Modeling
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