Design of an aerolevitation electric vehicle for high-speed ground transportation system

Cheolheui Han, Jinsoo Cho, Youngjune Moon, Yonghyun Yoon, Yongkyu Song

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An aerolevitation electric vehicle, acting as a tracked wing-in-ground-effect vehicle, is conceptually designed to match the design requirements. The aerodynamic interaction between the vehicle and its track is investigated using a combination of approaches. A boundary-element method is used to study the effect of steady, nonplanar ground effect on the vehicle. The more complicated flow characteristics are investigated using a Navier-Stokes computation. The data obtained from the numerical simulations are compared with the data measured from wind-tunnel tests. The results computed using the boundary-element method agree with the measured data. The longitudinal and lateral stability derivatives are estimated, and a guidance and control system is designed using intelligent techniques based on the estimated stability derivates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Aircraft
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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