Experiments in Aeroelastic Response and Control under Gust Conference Paper uri icon


  • The authors describe ongoing experiments on a rigid wing mounted elastically in pitch as it is excited by gust generated by an upstream wing. The upstream gust generator apparatus also doubles as a pitch plunge drive system which is used to required system identification for the test wing. This paper presents the methodology that is developed to generate a model between the motion of gust wing and the aerodynamic loads generated on the test wing. The gust model is coupled with quasi steady aerodynamic model to predict loads on a wing moving pitching under gust. The results are compared with experimental measurements. Further, a system identification methodology to estimate structural parameters is developed to generate a structural model which, in future will be coupled with gust model and aerodynamic model to predict aeroelastic response under gust. © 2012 AIAA.

name of conference

  • 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference

published proceedings

  • Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Babbar, Y., Suryakumar, V. S., & Strganac, T. W.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Babbar, Yogesh||Suryakumar, Vishvas S||Strganac, Thomas W

publication date

  • April 2013