28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-2.5.3
COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF THE ACTIVE MORPHING WING CONCEPT
D. D. Smith, M. H. Lowenberg, D. P. Jones, M. I. Friswell*
Univ. of Bristol, UK; *Swansea Univ., UK
Keywords: morphing, winglet, euler, cfd, experimental aerodynamics
High fidelity CFD and experimental testing is performed to validate low fidelity optimisation studies into the vortex-induced drag reductions achieved with the MORPHLET active morphing wing. By comparing with a fixed wing aircraft model, the effectiveness of wing morphing to preserve induced drag savings across each flight phase is demonstrated.
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