Flight Mechanics of an Airship

Airships were very popular 90 years ago with, for example, german Zeppelins. Now theyare back for several reasons, like their low energy consumption.But there are also still many problems to deal with like their sensitivity to wind gusts.In addition, the airships need more studies to improve their f...

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Main Author: Merlet, Pierre Miguel
Format: Others
Language:English
Published: KTH, Flygdynamik 2020
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Online Access:http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-290178
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Summary:Airships were very popular 90 years ago with, for example, german Zeppelins. Now theyare back for several reasons, like their low energy consumption.But there are also still many problems to deal with like their sensitivity to wind gusts.In addition, the airships need more studies to improve their flight mechanics and sensitivityto the wind.This degree project, done with the French Aerospace Lab ONERA in Lille, studies a specificairship which is 5mlong and 1.7mwide. First, the airship is studied without wind to determineaerodynamic coefficients and added masses. Then, the model is confronted to experiments withwind gusts. === Luftskepp var mycket populär för 90 år sedan, till exempel med tyska Zeppelinare. Nu ärde tillbaka av flera skäl, som deras låga energiförbrukning.Men det finns fortfarande många problem att hantera som deras känslighet för vindbyar.Dessutom behöver luftskeppen fler studier för att förbättra sina flygegenskaper och vindkänslighet.Detta examsarbete, utfört vid den franska institutionenONERAi Lille, studerar ett specifiktluftskepp som är 5 m långt och 1.7 m brett. Först, studeras luftskeppet utan vind för attbestämma aerodynamiska data och tröghetsegenskaper. Sedan genomförs experiment därmodellen utsätts för vindbyar.