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Comparison of digital DATCOM and wind tunnel data of a winged hybrid airship’s generic model

Ul Haque, Anwar and Asrar, Waqar and Omar, Ashraf Ali and Sulaeman, Erwin and Ali, JS Mohamed (2014) Comparison of digital DATCOM and wind tunnel data of a winged hybrid airship’s generic model. In: AEROTECH V, 29-30 Oktober 2014, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

Use of low fidelity tools in designing subscale generic wind tunnel models is usually required to get first-hand knowledge about general trends of aerodynamic and stability parameters. Most of such tools are limited to well-defined conventional aircraft configurations. In the present work, aerodynamic and stability characteristics of a winged hybrid airship is explored at low subsonic speed by using Aircraft Digital DATCOM, which is based on semi-empirical methods for preliminary aircraft geometries. Spheroidal ellipsoidal shaped hull of the airship is modeled in DATCOM along with the geometrical details of wing and empennages. The prediction of zero lift drag coefficient, coefficient of lift and pitching moment is the focus of this paper. Except the drag coefficients, trends of analytical results compare well with experimental data

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information: 4277/38921 Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 629 (2014) pp 36-41 Submitted: 23.06.2014 © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland Revised: 28.06.2014 doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.629.36
Uncontrolled Keywords: winged hybrid airship, aircraft DATCOM, static stability, lift, empennages
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500 Aeronautics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Waqar Asrar
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2014 09:47
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2018 14:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38921

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