Modeling, simulation and analysis of a multi degree of freedom aircraft wing model

Document Type: Research Articles


1 Stanley Security Solutions, Inc., Shenzhen, Guangdong 518108, China

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA


This paper presented methods to determine the aerodynamic forces that act
on an aircraft wing during flight. These methods are initially proposed for a
simplified two degree-of-freedoms airfoil model and then are extensively
applied for a multi-degree-of-freedom airfoil system. Different airspeed
conditions are considered in establishing such methods. The accuracy of the
presented methods is verified by comparing the estimated aerodynamic forces
with the actual values. A good agreement is achieved through the comparisons
and it is verified that the present methods can be used to correctly identify the
aerodynamic forces acting on the aircraft wing models.

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