Genetic Spatial Optimization of Active Elements on an Aeroelastic Delta Wing

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Robert E. Richard, John A. Rule, Robert L. Clark

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0302

J. Vib. Acoust 123(4), 466-471 (May 01, 2001) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1389458 History: Received September 01, 2000; Revised May 01, 2001
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Migration of the open-loop aeroelastic poles with flow speed. Instability was predicted where the second mode moved into the right half plane corresponding to 31.5 m/s at 18 Hz.
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Block diagram of aeroelastic system
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Block diagram of two-port for controller design
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Comparison between pairs determined by alternate optimization methods
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Results comparison of four independent optimization runs showing patch placement and associated response plots. The contours around the patches indicate areas of high likelihood for patch construction. The vertical axes correspond to magnitudes of (v/v).
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Plot shows contrast in goal convergence between routine with best parent retained and discarded
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Conversion of the ten parameter patch-pair description vector to normalized binary form
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Predicted open and closed-loop response of the wing in pre-flutter flow (31 m/s) with the selected patch pair
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Closed-loop aeroelastic pole migrations (parameterized by flow velocity), showing a 17 Hz instability at 38.3 m/s.
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Open-loop vs. closed-loop response of wing at 38 m/s with clearly visible harmonics in the uncontrolled case



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