Journal of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

 ISSN: 2578-6350


  Dr. Ephraim Suhir
  Portland State University, USA

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Review Article   |   10.36959/422/438 Volume 3 Issue 2

Public Perception of Drones... or Should that be Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems?

Authors: Graham Wild, John Murray, Ayiei Ayiei, Mithun Abdu Sathar Eqbal and Eranga Batuwangala

Abstract: The media coverage of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) has highlighted some issues, particularly in terms of security and privacy concerns. As such, it is essential to understand the public's perception towards these systems. The purpose of this study was to assess the public's perception towards 1) The terminology used to define RPAS, which varies across the industry; 2) The applications, current and future, of RPAS; 3) The future of passenger transport involving RPAS, and 4) RPAS in general.

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Short Note   |   10.36959/422/437 Volume 3 Issue 1

Predicted Useful Lifetime of Aerospace Electronics Experiencing Ionizing Radiation: Application of BAZ Model

Authors: A Ponomarev and E Suhir

Abstract: The objective of the analysis is to demonstrate how the Boltzmann-Arrhenius-Zhurkov (BAZ) model, originally suggested by Zhurkov in the kinetic concept of the strength of solids as a generalization of the Arrhenius theory of chemical reactions, can be effectively employed for the prediction of the lifetime of electronic materials experiencing ionizing radiation. The "loading term" γσ in the original BAZ model, where σ is the tensile mechanical stress and γ is the sensitivity factor, is replaced with the term γRD, where D is the radiation level and γR is the sensitivity factor. Leakage current measured during the failure-oriented-accelerated-testing (FOAT) is considered in our analysis as a suitable indication/criterion of the level of the induced damage. FOAT terminates, when the agreed upon critical value of the leakage current is reached.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/422/436 Volume 3 Issue 1

Review of Structural Issues in the Design of a Box Wing Aircraft

Authors: Paul Jemitola and Paul Okonkwo

Abstract: Box wing aircraft weight issues, structural interactions as well as inter-wing joint designs differ remarkably from Conventional Cantilever Wing configuration and present design challenges which have been extensively investigated by several researchers. This study discusses the results of such investigations in order to highlight the prospects of the Box-Wing aircraft as well as pending structural design challenges that require further examination.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/422/435 Volume 3 Issue 1

Design and CFD Analysis of a Blended Wing UAV (A Conceptual Design)

Authors: Tayyab Khan

Abstract: Aerodynamic Forces mainly lift and Drag acting on an aircraft, are directly related to the geometry and wing profile of an aircraft. In this research we first designed a blended wing UAV (using X48B as a baseline model) and then performed the CFD analysis. Focusing on the lift to drag ratio in Cruise conditions, we made changes to our initial design based on critical pressure regions found by simulation and afterwards improved our design to almost three times by making changes to the initial geometry.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/422/434 Volume 2 Issue 1

Photon Mass

Authors: SA Orlov

Abstract: The atomic structure is presented on the basis of the theory of vortex gravitation. The feasibility and calculation of the values of the density and mass of electromagnetic particles are proposed. A calculation is made, which proves that the photon must have mass. In the calculations, some physical characteristics of electromagnetic particles that are accepted by modern physics are refuted.

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Review Article   |   10.36959/422/433 Volume 2 Issue 1

Low-Cycle-Fatigue Failures of Solder Material in Electronics Packaging: Analytical Modeling Enables to Predict and Possibly Prevent Them-Review

Authors: E Suhir

Abstract: This review paper is based mostly on the author's recent publications and addresses the application of analytical ("mathematical") predictive modeling to understand the physics and mechanics of the behavior and performance of solder materials and solder joint interconnections employed in IC devices. The emphasis is on the design for reliability and, first of all, on the prediction of the thermal stresses and strains in solder joint interconnections of electronic products.

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Original Research Article   |   10.36959/422/432 Volume 2 Issue 1

Towards an Airfoil Catalogue for Wind Turbine Blades at IDR/UPM Institute with OpenFOAM

Authors: F Sorribes Palmer, L Donisi, S Pindado, O Gomez Ortega and M Ogueta Gutierrez

Abstract: A methodology to efficiently simulate wind tunnel tests of several airfoils with OpenFOAM has been developed in this work. This methodology bridges OpenFOAM capabilities with MATLAB post-processing in order to analyze efficiently the performance of wind turbine airfoils at any angle of attack. This technique has been developed to reduce the cost, in terms of time and resources, of wind tunnel campaigns on wind turbine blade airfoils.

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Original Research Article   |   10.36959/422/431 Volume 1 Issue 2

Active Flutter Suppression of Stochastic Airfoil with Uncertain Pitch Stiffness

Authors: Wu Cunli and Tong Fang

Abstract: Flutter suppression of a typical airfoil with uncertain pitch stiffness by feedback control of its trailing-edge surface is analyzed. The pitch stiffness coefficient is modeled by a quadratic function of a bounded random variable with the bounded probability density function, thus the airfoil system becomes a stochastic structure depending on its random parameter.

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Original Research   |   10.36959/422/430 Volume 1 Issue 2

A Thorough Study on the Temporal Accuracy of ALE-URANS Solvers with and Without Respecting Geometric Conservation Law

Authors: A Mosahebi and E Laurendeau

Abstract: The importance of satisfying the Geometric Conservation Law (GCL) to maintain second-order temporal accuracy for flow evaluations on dynamic grids are investigated for a Finite Volume Method (FVM)-based dual-time stepping Unsteady Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) solver.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/422/429 Volume 1 Issue 2

Occupational and Residential Exposures to Infrasound and Low Frequency Noise in Aerospace Professionals: Flawed Assumptions, Inappropriate Quantification of Acoustic Environments, and the Inability to Determine Dose-Response Values

Authors: Mariana Alves-Pereira and Huub HC Bakker

Abstract: Professionals within the aerospace industry are often required to remain within acoustic environments characterized by a predominance of low frequency and infrasound components. Safety-and-health-in-the-workplace officials are mindful of the threat these extreme environments can pose to the hearing function.

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Original Research Article   |   10.36959/422/428 Volume 1 Issue 2

Dynamic Response and Vibration Control of a Planar Tensegrity Beam under El Centro Seismic Excitation

Authors: Xiaodong Feng

Abstract: Tensegrity systems are mechanical structures made of struts in compression, kept in stable equilibrium by a network of cables in tension, they are a class of mechanical structures which are highly controllable.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/422/427 Volume 1 Issue 2

Critically Evaluating Mechanics of Structure Genome-Based Micromechanics Approach

Authors: Hamsasew M Sertse, Liang Zhang and Wenbin Yu

Abstract: The objective of this paper is to critically evaluate the accuracy and efficiency of a general-purpose micromechanics approach based on the Mechanics of Structure Genome (MSG), when it is applied to the constitutive modeling of 3D structures.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/422/426 Volume 1 Issue 1

On the Dynamics of Tensegrity Bridges

Authors: Gerardo Carpentieri and Robert E Skelton

Abstract: This paper describes the nonlinear dynamics of planar tensegrity bridges designed for minimal mass. The three-dimensional bridge benefits by the planar analysis in the most important manner relating to topology of material. We start with the minimal mass bridge, counting both structural mass and deck mass, and then derive the nonlinear dynamics to study dynamic behavior of the minimal mass bridge.

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Research Article   |   10.36959/422/425 Volume 1 Issue 1

Instrumental Methodology for the Study of Vestibule-Ocular Reflex Associated to Spatial Disorientation Induced by Random Movements of a Human Gyroscope

Authors: Geovanny Palomino Roldan, R Mora Martinez and Ernesto Suaste Gomez

Abstract: The present methodology describes a register system of ocular and head movements in a human gyroscope, whose purpose was to observe the behavior of the vestibulo-ocular reflex. Two stages compound the system: a video-oculography element, which quantifies eye movements.

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Original Article   |   10.36959/422/424 Volume 1 Issue 1

Numerical Simulation of Aerodynamic Penalties of the DHC-6 Twin Otter Aircraft in Heavy Rain

Authors: Benyin Lv, Yihua Cao and Zhenlong Wu

Abstract: Numerical simulations are conducted on the DHC-6 Twin Otter wing and horizontal tailplane to explore the aerodynamic penalties that affect airfoil performance in heavy rain conditions. An Eulerian-Lagrangian two-phase flow method is used to simulate the aerodynamic performance of the wing under rainfall conditions.

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Original Article   |   10.36959/422/423 Volume 1 Issue 1

Effects of a Full Scale Aircraft Immersed within a Large Aviation-Fuel Fire in Crosswind on the Flame Shape - A Numerical Study

Authors: GD Wang and HY Wang

Abstract: Large Eddy Simulation combined with an Eddy Dissipation Concept (EDC) combustion model shows the feasibility for simulations of a full scale aircraft immersed within a large aviation-fuel fire in a moving fluid medium. Coupling between the condensed fuel and gas phases allows investigating the roles of the wind speed on the burning rate of condensed fuel, and consequently, the heat release rate.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE   |   10.36959/422/422 Volume 1 Issue 1

A Modified Particle Filter for SINS/SAR Integrated Navigation

Authors: Haifeng Yan, Bingbing Gao, Yongmin Zhong, Shesheng Gao and Chengfan Gu

Abstract: This paper presents a modified particle filter for SINS/SAR (Strap-down Inertial Navigation System/Synthetic Aperture Radar) integrated navigation. This method is developed by adopting Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) moves to the particle regularization process. It combines local resampling with MCMC moves to prevent particle degeneracy and also guarantee that the resultant particles are in the same distribution as probability distribution function, without causing extra noise on state estimate.

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ORIGINAL ARTICLE   |   10.36959/422/421 Volume 1 Issue 1

Model Predictive Filtering Based Neural Networks for GPS GDOP Approximation

Authors: Yi Yang, Shesheng Gao, Yongmin Zhong and Chengfan Gu

Abstract: This paper presents a new method to calculate the geometric dilution of precision (GDOP) of GPS by incorporating the concept of model predictive filtering in the training process of neural networks to learn the relationship between GDOP and the azimuth and elevation of satellite. This method overcomes the shortcomings of the traditional back propagation neural networks, such as the slow convergence speed and easily falling into local minimum.

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Journal Details
  1. Journal: Journal of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics
  2. ISSN: 2578-6350
  3. ISO abbreviation: J Aerosp Eng Mech
  4. Other Title: JAEM
  5. Pub Type: Open Access