A Turbulence Model for Flight Simulation and Handling Qualities Analysis based on a Synthetic Eddy Method

Henriquez Huecas, S., White, M. and Barakos, G. (2020) A Turbulence Model for Flight Simulation and Handling Qualities Analysis based on a Synthetic Eddy Method. In: 76th Vertical Flight Society Forum, 6-10 Oct 2020,

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A turbulence model based on a Synthetic Eddy Method has been adapted for flight simulation purposes and coupled to two FlightLab helicopter models. The model is based on the generation of a random distribution of turbulence generating Eddies within a control model surrounding the aircraft. Eddies are convected by the flow and regenerated at the inflow as they leave the simulation domain. Adjustment of Reynolds stresses and Eddy shape and sizes should allow adjustment of turbulence intensities and frequency spectra. Compared to other random turbulence models, preserving the location of the Eddies in the control volume ensures automatically that turbulence across different aircraft locations is automatically correlated. Offline and piloted flight simulation has been conducted to test the viability of the concept. Results show that the turbulence model generates upsets in all aircraft axis which result in higher workload requirements for the pilot.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The project NITROS has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon H2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 721920.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Barakos, Professor George and Henriquez Huecas, Sergio
Authors: Henriquez Huecas, S., White, M., and Barakos, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
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