The purpose of this paper is to identify efficient methods and tools for the design of distributed propulsion architectures.
Multi-objective computational aerodynamic design optimisation of an S-Duct shape.
Both duct pressure loss and flow distortion through such a duct can be reduced by wall-curvature changes.
Initial simplified study requires higher fidelity computational fluid dynamics & design sensitivity follow-up.
Shape optimisation of an S-Duct intake can improve intake efficiency and reduce the risk of engine-intake compatibility problems.
Potential to advance lower emissions impact from distributed propulsion aircraft.
Both the duct loss and flow distortion can be simultaneously reduced by significant amounts.
Furlan, F., Chiereghin, N., Kipouros, T., Benini, E. and Savill, M. (2014), "Computational design of S-Duct intakes for distributed propulsion", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 86 No. 6, pp. 473-477. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-04-2014-0046Download as .RIS
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