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Parametric structural modelling of fish bone active camber morphing aerofoils

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dc.contributor.author Rivero, Andres E.
dc.contributor.author Weaver, Paul M.
dc.contributor.author Cooper, Jonathan E.
dc.contributor.author Woods, Benjamin KS.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-21T12:32:45Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-21T12:32:45Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6670
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Camber morphing aerofoils have the potential to significantly improve the efficiency of fixed and rotary wing aircraft by providing significant lift control authority to a wing, at a lower drag penalty than traditional plain flaps. A rapid, mesh-independent and two-dimensional analytical model of the fish bone active camber concept is presented. Existing structural models of this concept are one-dimensional and isotropic and therefore unable to capture either material anisotropy or spanwise variations in loading/deformation. The proposed model addresses these shortcomings by being able to analyse composite laminates and solve for static two-dimensional displacement fields. Kirchhoff–Love plate theory, along with the Rayleigh–Ritz method, are used to capture the complex and variable stiffness nature of the fish bone active camber concept in a single system of linear equations. Results show errors between 0.5% and 8% for static deflections under representative uniform pressure loadings and applied actuation moments (except when transverse shear exists), compared to finite element method. The robustness, meshindependence and analytical nature of this model, combined with a modular, parameter-driven geometry definition, facilitate a fast and automated analysis of a wide range of fish bone active camber concept configurations. This analytical model is therefore a powerful tool for use in trade studies, fluid–structure interaction and design optimisation. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Intelligent Material Systems;March 4, 2018
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1045389X18758182
dc.subject morphing wings en_US
dc.subject variable camber en_US
dc.subject plate theory en_US
dc.subject rayleigh–ritz en_US
dc.subject penalty method en_US
dc.subject stiffness discontinuities en_US
dc.subject orthogonal polynomials en_US
dc.subject composite plates en_US
dc.title Parametric structural modelling of fish bone active camber morphing aerofoils en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/1045389X18758182
dc.contributor.sponsor Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Royal Society Wolfson en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Royal Academy of Engineering en_US
dc.relation.projectid EP/L016028/1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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