Analysis of initially curved composite wing-stabilizer structure of eVTOL using dimensional reduction method; simulation, and optimization

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircrafts are being developed to revolutionize the transportation industry. They fly over traffic industry to their destination, drastically reducing commuting time. Limosa Inc. is a leading company to design and manufacture eVTOLs in Canada. This research is devoted to design, analyze and manufacture a composite initially curved wing-stabilizer of eVTOL LimoConnect. To design a composite wing-stabilizer of the aircraft, new methodologies, including Computational Fluid Dynamics, is employed to determine the loading conditions such as aerodynamic loads and flutter on the curved wing-stabilizer of the aircraft. A new computational method for analysis of composite wing structures named as Variational Asymptotic Beam Sectional Analysis (VABS) will be employed. Eventually the optimization process will be performed to find the best configuration of the curved wing-stabilizer of the aircraft. This technique saves computational time drastically. The 3D finite element method will finally be used to validate the optimized curved wing-stabilizer structure.

Saeid Khadem Moshir
Faculty Supervisor: 
Suong Van Hoa
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