Halil Kaya, Turkish Aerospace Industry
Generation of surrogate-based aerodynamic model using an adaptive co-Kriging method
This work presents a multi-fidelity aerodynamic modeling approach for the aerodynamic model generation of a UAV configuration. The aerodynamic data were generated with CFD simulations. A large number of cheap but less accurate, hence lower fidelity, Euler simulations are coupled with a smaller number of expensive but more accurate, hence higher fidelity, RANS simulations. Although the current study is limited to one-dimensional data, findings of the study suggest that the demonstrated method has the potential of being useful in obtaining high-resolution multi-dimensional aerodynamic models for modern aircraft with reasonable effort.