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Title: Methodology of Aerodynamic Analysis of Air Vehicle with Flexible Surface
Author(s): Peter Gasparovic   Maria Carnogurska            

Abstract: Flexible thin surfaces are structurally efficient means of air loading transfer on air vehicles. The design of air vehicles with flexible surface still relies on full-scale experiment. Aerodynamic analysis of flexible structure is possible only if the real data on geometry in the flight are available. A simple photogrammetric method using cheap CAD software is presented. Aerodynamic analysis of 3D geometry using Euler code and quick cartesian mesher is described.

Keywords: fluid-structure interaction (FSI), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), flexible surface, hangglider.