Mechanism design for aircraft morphing wing

Qing Wang, Yan Chen, Hui Tang

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Abstract

Morphing wing aircraft have attracted great interests in the past few decades because of their capability in changing wing shape according to different flight conditions for obtaining an optimum performance both aerodynamically and structurally. In this paper, a method using a single-degree-of-freedom (SDOF) mechanism which is developed based on the concept of Sarrus linkage is presented. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis on the aerodynamic performance of a morphing wing aircraft using this mechanism is conducted. Maximum stress within the mechanism structure is also found using Finite Element Method (FEM).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 23 Apr 201226 Apr 2012

Conference

Conference53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI
Period23/04/1226/04/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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