ACE of Aircraft

Tutorials

1- Preliminary study : Draft analysis – Power-modeling – Mission simulation

Pre-study example to choose the dimensions of the main wing of an aircraft, according to the specifications (Stall speed, cruise speed and range requirements).

Features demonstrated in this tutorial:
– Draft analysis
– Power model for an engine with a constant speed propeller
– Fuel consumption model
– Mission simulation

2- Vortex lattice methods (VLM) : Longitudinal stability – Directional stability – Dynamic stability

VLM study example, how to model an aircraft and its stability.

Features demonstrated in this tutorial:
– VLM geometry modeling
– Aerodynamics and sideslip analysis, estimating longitudinal and directional stability
– Dynamic stability

3- 2D : Airfoil with flap – Comparative visualisations – Comparative charts

2D Navier-Stokes study example, how to model a 2D airfoil with a flap.

Features demonstrated in this tutorial:
– NS 2D geometry modeling
– 2D Aerodynamics analysis
– Comparative visualisations
– Comparative charts

4- 3D design analysis and optimisation

3D Navier-Stokes study example, how to make a basic 3d model of an aicraft and iterate on the design.

Features demonstrated in this tutorial:
– Basics of NS 3D geometry modeling
– 3D Aerodynamics analysis
– Managing runs in the queue
– Estimating a good position for static ports

5- NS 3D with Controls, Vs0 and CoG range

3D Navier-Stokes study example, how to make a 3d model with controls of an aicraft. Then investigating the stall speed in a landing configuration and as well as the CoG range.

Features demonstrated in this tutorial:
– Setting up rotating and shifting parts
– Checking the stall speed in a landing configuration
– Finding the aft limit of the CoG
– Finding the forward limit of the CoG