Aircraft energy consumption limitation through drag reduction based on morphing wing technology: a new multidisciplinary experimental model

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ConferenceThe 6th International Conference & Workshop REMOO-2016, May 18-20, 2016, Budva, Montenegro
SubjectEnergy save; Drag reduction; Morphing wing; Experimental testing
AbstractThe research presented in this present paper was done within the framework of the international CRIAQ MDO505 Morphing Wing project, developed as a collaborative research project between academia, research centres and industry partners. The work exposed in the paper is related to the development of an experimental morphing wing model and its performance evaluation by using some wind tunnel tests. The model designed, fabricated and tested during the project is based on the dimensions of a full scale wing tip structure, equipped with a morphable flexible upper surface made from composite materials and deformed by using four miniature electrical actuators, with an array of 32 Kulite pressure sensors to monitor the air flow behaviour over the upper surface, and with an aileron also electrical actuated. After a short introduction a project description is made, followed by the presentation of the morphing wing model instrumentation and of the mechanisms used to control it. Finally, a wind tunnel aerodynamic results analysis is performed.
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AffiliationAerospace; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000121
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