28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.6.3
AERODYNAMIC OPTIMISATION OF A MORPHING MEMBRANE WING
B. Beguin, C. Breitsamter, N. Adams
TU Munich, Germany
Keywords: applied aerodynamics, morphing wing, membrane wing, experimental methods
A morphing wing concept using an elastic membrane as lifting surface to allow for large variations in planform geometry and camber distribution is being investigated. Mastering the aero-elastic behaviour of the wing is a critical issue to optimize its performance and effectively take advantage of the highly flexible design.
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