Study on the Influence of Probe’S Position on the Flow Field in Hose-Drogue Refueling System
Xiaofei Zhang, Mengquan Hu, Dong Zhang, Pengyun Tian, Ning Wang
Available Online December 2018.
- https://doi.org/10.2991/tlicsc-18.2018.69How to use a DOI?
- hose-drogue; probe-drogue; bow wave effect; potential flow theory.
- In the docking process of hose-drogue aerial refueling system, the bow wave effect of an approaching receiver aircraft will produce a strong aerodynamic effect on the drogue which intensify the deviation of drogue and increase the difficulty of the docking. In order to reduce the influence of bow wave effect, different locations of probe are used to reduce the adverse effect. This paper presents a receiver aircraft’s bow wave effect modeling method based on potential flow theory and considers the major shape characteristics of the receiver aircraft. This method is used in a probe-drogue aerial refueling dynamic simulation system, which combined with the hose-drogue dynamic model and tanker wake dynamic model. The motion characteristics of the drogue when the probe in the different position and of the different length are calculated and analyzed.
- Open Access
- This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.
Cite this article
TY - CONF AU - Xiaofei Zhang AU - Mengquan Hu AU - Dong Zhang AU - Pengyun Tian AU - Ning Wang PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Study on the Influence of Probe’S Position on the Flow Field in Hose-Drogue Refueling System PB - Atlantis Press SP - 426 EP - 433 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/tlicsc-18.2018.69 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/tlicsc-18.2018.69 ID - Zhang2018/12 ER -