A generalized predictive control has been developed for the control of the aeroelasticity and structural dynamics of a tiltrotor. Adaptivity is the key feature of the proposed technique. It gives the controller the capability to autonomously follow the variations of the system. A comprehensive simulation system has been adopted to design and test the adaptive regulator under realistic conditions. The aeroservoelastic tiltrotor has been modelled using a multibody approach, considering the structural dynamics, the aerodynamics, the blade pitch control system kinematics, and actuator and sensor dynamics. Numerical simulations illustrate the capability of the adaptive controller to reduce wing vibrations and loads while significantly extending the flutter-free flight envelope. This controller shows satisfactory performances within the whole flight envelope as it is able to properly work in different rotor trim conditions and varying structural properties in the presence of external disturbances and measurement noise.
|Titolo:||Multibody Simulation of a Generalized Predictive Controller for Tiltrotor Active Aeroelastic Control|
|Autori interni:||MATTABONI, MATTIA|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Rivista:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART G, JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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