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Innovative Development of Kernel-Based Reduced-Order Models for Predicting LCO Onset, Phase I

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Innovative Development of Kernel-Based Reduced-Order Models for Predicting LCO Onset, Phase I
Reducing uncertainty in the prediction of limit cycle oscillations (LCO) and other nonlinear aeroservoelastic phenomena is critical to flight safety. To do so requires nonlinear methods. First-principles based methods (CFD/CSD) have made considerable progress but still cannot predict LCO from the outset. NEAR proposes the development of two innovative nonlinear data-based methods to characterize aeroservoelastic systems using flight-test data. The proposed methods provide a natural extension of existing linear methods, provide uncertainty estimates of the prediction, and are applicable to flight-test data. Both approaches are formally related. However, their practical implementations place various limitations on the physics they represent. The Phase I effort will document, on a benchmark test case, the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Phase II will further develop the most promising approach and demonstrate its use on flight-test data, such as data from the F18-AAW. Special emphasis will be placed on the problem of data generalization across flight conditions, which is key to ensuring safe and efficient envelope-expansion flight testing. More »

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