28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-3.3.1
FLEXIBLE WING AERODYNAMICS AT LOW REYNOLDS NUMBERS
A. Maqsood, Z. Zeng, T. H. Go
Nanyang Technological Univ., Singapore
Keywords: flexible wing, mav, wind-tunnel testing, membrane wing
Experiments are performed on various configurations of flexible-wing Micro Air Vehicle. Specifically, wind-tunnel testing of low-aspect ratio wings at low Reynolds number is conducted. The design parameters varied are: batten arrangement, skin material and flexibility. The decision indicators are: aerodynamic coefficients, dynamic stability derivatives, propeller effects and flight performance parameters.
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