Flight dynamics and loads

The analysis of flight dynamics and structural loads forms the basis for the design optimisation of new environmentally friendly and highly efficient aircraft configurations and their flight control systems. The institute develops automated processes and tools for multidisciplinary modelling, simulation and efficient analysis of controlled, flexible aircraft. Methodological developments focus on novel analysis methods as well as increased accuracy and numerical efficiency of the simulation models in order to cover the entire flight range with high information quality and to ensure short design cycles. Other focal points include the modelling and analysis of complex scenarios with complex manoeuvres and atmospheric disturbances such as gusts and turbulence. Flying into wake vortices of other aircraft is a prominent example of this. An automated modelling and analysis process for the controlled aircraft allows direct integration into the highly multidisciplinary optimisation of the overall aircraft system.