Article | Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany | Modeling and Simulation of a Fault-Tolerant Electromechanical Actuation System for Helicopter Swashplates in Modelica

Title:
Modeling and Simulation of a Fault-Tolerant Electromechanical Actuation System for Helicopter Swashplates in Modelica
Author:
Sebastian Seemann: EADS Innovation Works, TCC6 Energy and Propulsion, Munich, Germany Clemens Schlegel: Schlegel Simulation GmbH, Freising, Germany
DOI:
10.3384/ecp12076425
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Year:
2012
Conference:
Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany
Issue:
076
Article no.:
044
Pages:
425-432
No. of pages:
8
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2012-11-19
ISBN:
978-91-7519-826-2
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Replacing hydraulic primary flight control actuators by electromechanical actuators imposes the problem of reduced reliability. This problem may be overcome by using redundant actuators what in turn increases the system complexity. The appropriate redundancy level must be assessed and in case of failures the system must be reconfigured in order to maintain a minimum performance level to meet aircraft safety regulations. Modeling and simulation of such a failsafe redundant electromechanical system in Modelica is described in this paper. Sample simulation results are given.

Keywords: Electromechanical actuation; redundancy; fail safety; over-determined kinematics; swashplate; flight control; helicopter

Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Sebastian Seemann, Clemens Schlegel
Title:
Modeling and Simulation of a Fault-Tolerant Electromechanical Actuation System for Helicopter Swashplates in Modelica
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp12076425
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Proceedings of the 9th International MODELICA Conference; September 3-5; 2012; Munich; Germany

Author:
Sebastian Seemann, Clemens Schlegel
Title:
Modeling and Simulation of a Fault-Tolerant Electromechanical Actuation System for Helicopter Swashplates in Modelica
DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp12076425
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