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Parameter Identification Of A Model Helicopter Blade Using Measurement Data

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC030021

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

486.38 kb

Author(s)

B. Hong, L. P. Pey & T. Y. Soh

Abstract

Parameter identification of a model helicopter blade using measurement data B. Hong, L. P. Pey & T. Y. Soh DSO National Laboratories, Singapore Abstract Parameter identification is the process of constructing the mathematical model of a dynamic system based on measured dynamic responses. A non-classical search method namely genetic algorithm (GA) is employed in this study, which has several advantages over classical system identification techniques. Nevertheless, direct application of GA does not necessarily work well, particularly with regards to computational efficiency in fine-tuning when the solution approaches the optimal value. Thus, a local search (LS) method is introduced into the GA approach to improve this capability. Numerical example of a cantilever beam is presented to show the efficiency of the combined GA and LS method (GA-LS). The FE model of the cantilever beam is established with 10 beam elements. In this example, only the element properties associated with flapping motion ar

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