Innovative wing tip equipped with morphing upper surface and morphing aileron for greener aviation

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TypeArticle
ConferenceGreener Aviation 2016, October 11-13, 2016, Brussels, Belgium
AbstractA wing tip demonstrator equipped with a conventional aileron and with a morphing aileron was designed, manufactured and tested during three wind tunnel sessions at the NRC subsonic wind tunnel facilities in Ottawa. Experimental data during wind tunnel tests was recorded from 32 Kulite sensors installed on the morphing skin, Infrared readings and Loads balance. During the 1st and 2nd set of tests, the morphing wing equipped with its rigid aileron was studied. During the 3rd set of tests, the morphing wing was equipped with the morphing aileron. The morphing aileron and the transition flow optimization results, for the 3rd set of tests, are discussed in this paper. Despite the many challenges, the experimental results have shown that delays of the flow transition of up to 8% of the chord were achieved.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Aerospace Research; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000918
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