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A combined smart-materials approach for next-generation airfoils

Scheller, Johannes and Jodin, Gurvan and Rizzo, Karl Joseph and Duhayon, Eric and Rouchon, Jean-François and Triantafyllou, Michael S. and Braza, Marianna A combined smart-materials approach for next-generation airfoils. (2016) Solid State Phenomena, 251. 106-112. ISSN 1012-0394

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.251.106


This article will present a morphing wing actuated using both surface embedded Shape memory alloys (SMAs) and trailing edge Macro-fiber composites (MFCs). This combination enables the airfoil to simultaneously achieve large scale deformations at low frequencies as well as rapid actuation with a limited amount of displacement. Thereby not only can the shape of the airfoil be optimized in function of the current mission profile but also the shear layer can be influenced. Each actuator is modelled using both a finite element and/or an analytical model and the results will be verified experimentally.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Trans Tech Publications. The definitive version is available at http://www.scientific.net/SSP.251.106
HAL Id:hal-01347816
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Massachusetts Institute of Technology - MIT (USA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Fondation STAE - RTRA (France)
Deposited On:21 Jul 2016 16:00

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