An instructive algorithm for aircraft elevator sizing to be used in preliminary aircraft design software

Omran Al-Shamma, Rashid Ali, Haitam Hassan

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    Abstract

    The longitudinal control is the essential elevator function. For a safe flight, the aircraft should be longitudinally controllable plus manoeuvrable. So, it is imperative for the designers to assess the control authority of candidate configurations early in the preliminary design phase. Adding elevator sizing module, as a helpful tool for aeronautical students enhance their knowledge, understanding, and analysing studies. This paper presents an instructive algorithm for the elevator sizing to be employed in the preliminary aircraft design software. The paper introduced the necessary formulae to guide the designer to achieve the qualifications of the longitudinal control and longitudinal trim. A solved example has been added to explain the application of the algorithm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)489-494
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Applied Engineering Science
    Volume15
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2018

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    This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 terms and conditions.

    Keywords

    • Algorithms
    • Elevators
    • Elevator sizing
    • Control surface design
    • Preliminary aircraft design

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