Design, analysis and experimental testing of a morphing wing

Scopelliti, D, Martinez Gou, J, Bil, C, Carrese, R and Marzocca, P 2017, 'Design, analysis and experimental testing of a morphing wing', in Proceedings of the 25th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, Grapevine, Texas, United States, 9 - 13 January 2017, pp. 1-8.


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Title Design, analysis and experimental testing of a morphing wing
Author(s) Scopelliti, D
Martinez Gou, J
Bil, C
Carrese, R
Marzocca, P
Year 2017
Conference name 25th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
Conference location Grapevine, Texas, United States
Conference dates 9 - 13 January 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 25th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
Publisher American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
Place of publication Reston, VA, United States
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Abstract The aim of this work is to illustrate a new wing morphing concept and to compare its performance with the conventional wing-flap configuration. While there is no formal definition for the word "morphing", it is usually considered to mean large shape change or transfiguration. In the field of aeronautics, "shape morphing" has been used to identify those aircraft that undergo significant geometrical changes to enhance or adapt to their mission profiles. This investigation aims to find out more about non conventional solutions over the classical wing structural design. The main goal in this research is to replace the ordinary wing structure adopted on a model aircraft with a new morphing wing. In this way, aerodynamic performances during different flight conditions may be improved thanks to the prevention of typical aerodynamic losses caused by geometrical discontinuities in conventional design.
Subjects Aerodynamics (excl. Hypersonic Aerodynamics)
Keyword(s) morphing wing
flight performance
CFD
experimental test
Copyright notice © 2017 American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics ( AIAA )
ISBN 9781624104466
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