A transonic wing inverse design capability for complete aircraft configurations

Ian Fejtek, David Jones, George Waller, Eric Hansen, Shigeru Obayashi

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A method has been developed for the inverse design of wings for full aircraft configurations in transonic flight. The method couples an inverse transonic small disturbance method with the MGAERO 3-D Euler code. The inverse design method is demonstrated on a simple wing alone case and also on a low-wing transport aircraft configuration with wing, fuselage, pylon, and wing-mounted nacelle. The wings of these configurations were "re-created" from generic wings comprised of NACA 0012 sections by using, as target pressures, solutions from the original configurations. The numercial stability of the inverse design method has been significantly improved, for transonic wing design, by implementing an artificial dissipation term in the inverse TSD formulation and by introducing a Bezier-based smoothing algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1
Event19th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2001 - Anaheim, CA, United States
Duration: 2001 Jun 112001 Jun 14


Other19th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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