Low reynolds number behavior of a solid-state piezocomposite variable-camber wing

Onur Bilgen, Drew Landman, Michael I. Friswell

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Abstract

The low speed, low Reynolds number wind-tunnel analysis of a previously proposed solid-state piezocomposite variable-camber wing is presented. The wing employs a continuous inextensible surface, continuous boundary conditions and surface bonded independent piezoelectric actuators. The partially-active surface is designed to have sufficient bending stiffness in the chordwise and spanwise directions to sustain its shape under aerodynamic loading. The paper focusses on characterization through statistically defensible wind tunnel experiments based on Design of Experiments methodology. Significant aerodynamic response is quantified in terms of change in lift coefficient. The empirical results from a regression model demonstrate significant aerodynamic authority of the solid state variable-camber wing when operated in Reynolds numbers above 200,000 and in low turbulence conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
StatePublished - 2013
Event54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 8 2013Apr 11 2013

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Other

Other54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/8/134/11/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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