32th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences

01 - Aircraft Design and Integrated Systems

STUDY OF THE BENEFITS OF A SEMI-MORPHING WING CONCEPT

L.P. Ruiz Calavera╣, S. De Lucas Bodas╣, D.E. Funes Sebastian╣; ╣Airbus Defence & Space, Spain

The paper will present the results of a study conducted to assess the benefit of a so-called semi-morphing wing. A concept that achieves geometrical adaptation to flight conditions by means of a high number of redundant classical control surfaces. Although this strategy may be not as optimal as real morphing, it offers other advantages in terms of simplicity and certificability.


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