28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.5.3
AEROELASTIC RESPONSE OF A CHORDWISE FLEXIBLE WINGS SUBJECTED TO GUSTS: AN INITIAL STUDY ON EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL VALIDATION
J. Worotynska, G. A. Vio
Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Keywords: aeroelasticity, wind tunnel test, flexible airfoils
The size of small UAVs makes them susceptible to gusts, hence an evaluation of their aeroelastic performance is a necessary requirements. Advances in materials, new aircraft are lighter and more flexible. An experiment to evaluate the aeroelastic performance of a 2D chord-wise flexible structures under gust loading.
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