Aeroelastic wing planform design optimization of a flutter UAV demonstrator

Andreas Hermanutz, Mirko Hornung

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In this work, a study to design a highly flexible flutter demonstrator for the development and testing of active flutter suppression is presented. Based on the UAV mission, a bi-objective design optimization problem can be formulated. The aeroelastic UAV characteristic and imposed constraints, defined by operational aspects and the structural integrity are described by surrogate modeling. Within the framework of the multi-criteria optimization, an approach to construct the equally spaced Pareto frontier with a new approach for non-convex problems is presented. An efficient Pareto configuration to meet a natural low speed and low frequency is identified and its main influencing design features are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number45
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2020


  • Aeroelastic
  • Aircraft Design
  • MDO
  • UAV Demonstrator


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