28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-1.3.4
MODELLING OF A WARPING WING FOR ENERGY CONSUMPTION MINIMIZATION
M. Bolinches i-Gisbert, A. J. Keane, A. J. Forrester
Univ. of Southampton, UK
Keywords: morphing wing, warping, buckling, energy reduction
A morphing wing is optimized to achieve roll control as well as low drag production and minimum energy consumption. The optimized wing is then manufactured and wind-tunnel tested with good agreement against computational results. The manufactured wing is then mounted onto a small UAV to assess its airworthiness characteristics.
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