AE Department Seminar: Towards an Efficient Time-Domain, Non-Linear Aeroelastic Simulation Tool

Alfonso del Carre, Imperial College London

WHERE: Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building, 1044 McDivitt Conference Room show on map

WHEN: July 13, 2018 9:30 am-11:00 amADD TO CALENDAR

Towards an efficient time-domain, non-linear aeroelastic simulation tool
by Alfonso del Carre

Abstract: This presentation will provide an overview of the most recent work carried out at the Loads Control and Aeroelasticity Lab at Imperial College London.
The discussion will be focussed on the underlying theory and challenges encountered when developing a robust, efficient and user-friendly time-domain aeroelastic simulation tool.

Several test cases will be presented and discussed. In addition to that, the ongoing work to create an accurate model of the UM-XHALE configuration is
presented.

Bio: Alfonso del Carre is a PhD student from the Loads Control and Aeroelasticity Lab at the Aeronautics Department, Imperial College London. He graduated in Aerospace Engineering at Politécnica de Madrid, Spain and then completed a MSc(Dist) in Advanced Computational Methods in Aeronautics, Flow Control and Fluid-Structure Interaction at Imperial College London.

Next, he spent a year working as a contractor for the Zephyr Team (Airbus Defence and Space, Bristol) conducting gust response
analysis and software development.
His research is currently fully funded by the Zephyr division of Airbus Defence and Space. Meanwhile, he also carries out consulting work for the same division
about flexibility effects on very light, novel configurations.