Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Bennett,
Professor Barrie Mecrow,
Professor Alan Jack,
Dr Dave Atkinson
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This paper discusses the choice of drive topologies for the electrical actuation of aircraft flaps and slats. The paper first discusses the potential benefits of replacing electro-hydraulic actuation with distributed electrical actuation of the flight control surfaces. It then demonstrates why fault tolerance is essential in order to meet the reliability requirements of these systems. A range of different modular drive structures are compared, examining performance requirements at all speeds. It is shown how a shorted phase will exert substantial braking torque at low speed, and this strongly influences the choice of drive topology. (7 References).
Author(s): Bennett JW, Mecrow BC, Jack AG, Atkinson DJ, Sewell C, Mason G, Sheldon S, Cooper B
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Second IEE International Conference on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Year of Conference: 2004
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Series Title: Conference Publication