Preliminary design of an electromechanical actuator for eVTOL aircrafts in an urban air mobility context
Roberto Guida, Antonio Carlo Bertolino, Andrea De Martin, Giovanni Jacazio, Massimo Sorlidownload PDF
Abstract. Urban areas face issues like traffic congestion, noise, and pollution. In this context Urban Air Mobility (UAM) offers a solution by utilizing the urban airspace for transportation, in particular, the exploiting of Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) vehicles is promising in terms of noise and environmental pollution, despite challenges like safety issues and financial constraints. To overcome these issues, Prognostic and Health Management (PHM) plays a vital role in ensuring safety and reliability. The proposed case study focuses on a compact Electro-Mechanical Actuator (cEMA) for flap control surface. A preliminary design is proposed with the aim of reducing dimensions and weight while maintaining performance and reliability. This work represents one of the first steps in the creation of a digital twin for the design, sizing, and application of PHM logics.
Preliminary Design, Preliminary Sizing, EMA, e VTOL, Urban Air Mobility
Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Citation: Roberto Guida, Antonio Carlo Bertolino, Andrea De Martin, Giovanni Jacazio, Massimo Sorli, Preliminary design of an electromechanical actuator for eVTOL aircrafts in an urban air mobility context, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 80-83, 2023
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