Special Issue "Computational Mechanics in Aerospace Engineering"

A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018) | Viewed by 3698

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Prof. Dr. Yui-Chuin Shiah
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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Interests: computational mechanics; boundary element method; fracture mechanics; computer-aided design and analysis
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Dear Colleagues,

In aerospace engineering, computational mechanics has been playing a crucial role for the simulation and operation of complex systems. With various disciplines involved, computational mechanics serves to advance the design of applications in aerospace engineering. Despite the already-considerable development in computational mechanics, its application to aerospace engineering is still in great demand for providing reliable numerical simulations. Its development is essential to expedite the innovation of aerospace applications. All fields related to the computational issues in applications of aerospace engineering are considered important, for example fatigue and fracture analysis, multi-phase flow simulation, structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, dynamic analysis of structures, aeroacoustics, mass transport, heat transfer, etc. Although the fields themselves serve as independent disciplines, they are sometimes cross-related to reveal coupled behaviors, e.g., aeroelasticity, thermoelasticity, and so forth. As a matter of fact, the coupling of related fields is even more challenging in system design and thus demands exceptional care with in-depth investigation. In aerospace engineering, topics in this regard cover a wide range of fields and cannot be named, one-by-one, completely.

Although majorly characterized by computer computation, computational mechanics is also correlated to fundamental studies that often serve as a core associated with computational efficiency. In fundamental studies, theoretical development and analytical derivations are also considered bases of exploring novel computational methodologies to either improve the accuracy or increase the efficiency. Other fundamental studies may also target computational aspects but with focuses on investigating special phenomena worthy of exceptional attentions in practice of applications. Certainly, there is no versatile approach considered absolutely perfect for treating all kinds of problems. Various methodologies, either with domain modeling or boundary modeling, can be applied, while the goal is placed at providing reliable simulations with great efficiency. In all, studies providing dissemination of the computational aspects or principals applied to applications in aerospace engineering are within the scope.

Prof. Dr. Yui-Chuin Shiah
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  • computational mechanics
  • computational methodologies
  • computational algorithms
  • coupling of fields
  • aerospace engineering
  • domain or boundary modeling

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Development of a Lumped Parameter Model for an Aeronautic Hybrid Electric Propulsion System
Aerospace 2018, 5(4), 105; https://doi.org/10.3390/aerospace5040105 - 04 Oct 2018
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This paper describes a case study for applying a hybrid electric propulsion system for general aviation aircraft. The work was performed by a joint team from the Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA) and the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples [...] Read more.
This paper describes a case study for applying a hybrid electric propulsion system for general aviation aircraft. The work was performed by a joint team from the Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali (CIRA) and the Department of Industrial Engineering of the University of Naples Federico II. The use of electric and hybrid electric propulsion for aircraft has gained widespread and significant attention over the past decade. The driver of industry interest has principally been the need to reduce the emissions of combustion engine exhaust products and noise; however, studies have revealed the potential for overall improvement in the energy efficiency and mission flexibility of new aircraft types. The goal of the present study was to demonstrate the feasibility of aeronautic parallel hybrid electric propulsion for light aircraft, varying mission profiles and electric configurations. Through the creation and application of a global model with AMESim® software, in which every aspect of the components chosen by the industrial partners can be represented, some interesting studies were carried out. The numerical model used was more complete and more accurate compared to some others available in the literature. In particular, it was confirmed that, for particular missions, integrating state-of-the-art technologies provides notable advantages for aircraft hybrid electric propulsion for light aircraft. Full article
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