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Implementation of a hybrid electro-active actuated morphing wing in wind tunnel

Jodin, Gurvan and Scheller, Johannes and Duhayon, Eric and Rouchon, Jean-François and Braza, Marianna Implementation of a hybrid electro-active actuated morphing wing in wind tunnel. (2017) Solid State Phenomena, 260. 85-91. ISSN 1662-9779

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.260.85

Abstract

Amongst current aircraft research topics, morphing wing is of great interest for improving the aerodynamic performance. A morphing wing prototype has been designed for wind tunnel experiments. The rear part of the wing - corresponding to the retracted flap - is actuated via a hybrid actuation system using both low frequency camber control and a high frequency vibrating trailing edge. The camber is modified via surface embedded shape memory alloys. The trailing edge vibrates thanks to piezoelectric macro-fiber composites. The actuated camber, amplitude and frequency ranges are characterized. To accurately control the camber, six independent shape memory alloy wires are controlled through nested closed-loops. A significant reduction in power consumption is possible via this control strategy. The effects on flow via morphing have been measured during wind tunnel experiments. This low scale mock-up aims to demonstrate the hybrid morphing concept, according to actuator capabilities point of view as well as aerodynamic performance.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Trans Tech Publications editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at https://www.scientific.net/SSP.260.85
HAL Id:hal-01793149
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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Airbus
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