AEROSTATIC AND AERODYNAMIC MODULES OF A HYBRID BUOYANT AIRCRAFT: AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH

  • Anwar Ul Haque Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIUM
  • WAQAR ASRAR Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • ASHRAF A. OMAR Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • ERWIN SULAEMAN Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • MOHAMED J.S. ALI Department of Mechanical Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia

Abstract

An analytical approach is essential for the estimation of the requirements of aerodynamic and aerostatic lift for a hybrid buoyant aircraft. Such aircrafts have two different modules to balance the weight of aircraft; aerostatic module and aerodynamic module. Both these modules are to be treated separately for estimation of the mass budget of propulsion systems and required power. In the present work, existing relationships of aircraft and airship are reviewed for its further application for these modules. Limitations of such relationships are also disussed and it is precieved that it will provide a strating point for better understanding of design anatomy of such aircraft.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

References

[1] Raymer D. (2012) Aircraft design: A conceptual approach, 5th Edition. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., Washington, DC.

[2] Nita M, Scholz D. (2013) From preliminary aircraft cabin design to cabin design to cabin optimisation-Part I, U.P.B. Sci. Bull., Series D, 75(3). .http://www.fzt.hawhamburg.de/pers/Scholz/OPerA/OPerA_PUB_UPB-Sci-Bull-D-75-3_13-07-01.pdf, [retrieved 4 November. 2014]

[3] Grant CE, Leland NM. (2013)Fundamentals of aircraft and airship design: volume II, Aircraft Design. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA.

[4] Lowry JG, PolhamusEC. (1957) A method for predicting lift increments due to flap deflection at low angles of attack in incompressible flow. NACA-TN-3911 1957.http://www.naca.central.cranfield.ac.uk/reports/1957/naca-tn-3911.pdf [retrieved 2
December. 2014]

[5] Haque AU, Asrar W, Omar AA, Sulaeman E, Ali JM. (2014) Conceptual design of a winged hybrid airship,” in 21st AIAA Lighter-Than-Air Systems Technology Conference, AIAA–2014–2710.

[6] Ardema M, Flaig K. (1980) Parametric study of modern airship productivity. NASA TM-81151.

[7] Konstantinov L. (2003) The theory of gas and airships theory. Tech. Sci. J. Mod. Aerostatic Probl., pp. 1–21. http://www.fplgenerator.free.fr/Aero/Airship, [retrieved 17 December. 2014]

[8] Khoury GA. (2012) Airship technology, vol. 10. Cambridge University Press.

[9] Burgess CP. (1927) Airship design, University Press of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[10] Khoury GA, Gillett JD. (1999) Airship technology. Cambridge Univ. Press, New York.

[11] FAA Regulations (2001) Regulations on airship design criteria. FAA P-8110-2.

[12] Carichner GE, Nicolai LM. (2013) Fundamentals of aircraft and airship design: volume II, Airship Design. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA.

[13] Hepperle M. (n.d.) Javafoil users guide. pp. 1–34, http://www.mh-aerotools.de, [retrieved 17 March. 2014]

[14] Deperrois CA. (2001) About stability analysis using XFLR5, http://www.xflr5.com, [Retrieved 10 Feb. 2014]

[15] Hoerner, S. F. (1965). Fluid–Dynamic Drag, Hoerner Fluid Dynamics, Bakersfield, CA. In Library of Congress Catalog Card (No. 64-19666)

[16] Roskam J. (1990) Airplane design. Kansas: Roskam Aviation and Engineering Corporation.

[17] Anderson JD. (1999) Aircraft performance and design. McGraw–Hill, Boston.

[18] Gudmundsson S. (2013) General aviation aircraft design: Applied methods and procedures. Butterworth-Heinemann.

[19] Zhang KS, Han ZH, Song BF. (2010) Flight performance analysis of hybrid airship: Revised analytical formulation.J. Aircr., 47(4):1318–1330.

[20] Prentice JT, Barry E, Beilock RE, Phillips AJ. (2005) The rebirth of airships. Transp. Res. Forum, 44(1):173–190.

[21] Gamaleyev A. (2012) ESTOLAS Project Description. http://www.estolas.eu/. [Accessed: 6 March, 2014]
Published
2015-05-26
How to Cite
Ul Haque, A., ASRAR, W., OMAR, A. A., SULAEMAN, E., & ALI, M. J. (2015). AEROSTATIC AND AERODYNAMIC MODULES OF A HYBRID BUOYANT AIRCRAFT: AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH. IIUM Engineering Journal, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.31436/iiumej.v16i1.532
Section
Articles