28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.4.1
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS OF A PRESSURE DRIVEN MORPHING WING STRUCTURE
S. Vasista, L. Tong
Univ. of Sydney, Australia
Keywords: morphing, compliant mechanism, topology optimization
Morphing wing structure concepts using pressure driven compliant cells have been proposed. Topology optimisation via the MIST method was used to design the cells. Different architectures are presented for bending and extension-type morphing. This type of system seeks to provide both morphing and stiffness functions through structure and pressure combinations.
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