Morphing Wing Technologies

Morphing Wing Technologies
Author: Sergio Ricci,Ferri M H Aliabadi,Ruxandra Botez,Fabio Semperlotti
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 978
Release: 2017-10-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780081009697

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Morphing Wings Technologies: Large Commercial Aircraft and Civil Helicopters offers a fresh look at current research on morphing aircraft, including industry design, real manufactured prototypes and certification. This is an invaluable reference for students in the aeronautics and aerospace fields who need an introduction to the morphing discipline, as well as senior professionals seeking exposure to morphing potentialities. Practical applications of morphing devices are presented—from the challenge of conceptual design incorporating both structural and aerodynamic studies, to the most promising and potentially flyable solutions aimed at improving the performance of commercial aircraft and UAVs. Morphing aircraft are multi-role aircraft that change their external shape substantially to adapt to a changing mission environment during flight. The book consists of eight sections as well as an appendix which contains both updates on main systems evolution (skin, structure, actuator, sensor, and control systems) and a survey on the most significant achievements of integrated systems for large commercial aircraft. Provides current worldwide status of morphing technologies, the industrial development expectations, and what is already available in terms of flying systems Offers new perspectives on wing structure design and a new approach to general structural design Discusses hot topics such as multifunctional materials and auxetic materials Presents practical applications of morphing devices

Innovation in Aeronautics

Innovation in Aeronautics
Author: T Young,M Hirst
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-06-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9780857096098

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Innovation in aerospace design and engineering is essential to meet the many challenges facing this sector. Innovation in aeronautics explores both a range of innovative ideas and how the process of innovation itself can be effectively managed. After an introduction to innovation in aeronautics, part one reviews developments including biologically-inspired technologies, morphing aerodynamic concepts, jet engine design drivers, and developments underpinned by digital technologies. The environment and human factors in innovation are also explored as are trends in supersonic passenger air travel. Part two goes on to examine change and the processes and management involved in innovative technology development. Challenges faced in aeronautical production are the focus of part three, which reviews topics such as intellectual property and patents, risk mitigation and the use of lean engineering. Finally, part four examines key issues in what makes for successful innovation in this sector. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Innovation in aeronautics is an essential guide for all those involved in the design and engineering of aerospace structures and systems. Explores a range of innovative aerospace design ideas Discusses how the process of innovation itself can be effectively managed Reviews developments including biologically-inspired technologies, morphing aerodynamic concepts, jet engine design drivers and developments underpinned by digital technologies

Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures SARISTU

Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures  SARISTU
Author: Piet Christof Wölcken,Michael Papadopoulos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1039
Release: 2015-09-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319224138

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The book includes the research papers presented in the final conference of the EU funded SARISTU (Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures) project, held at Moscow, Russia between 19-21 of May 2015. The SARISTU project, which was launched in September 2011, developed and tested a variety of individual applications as well as their combinations. With a strong focus on actual physical integration and subsequent material and structural testing, SARISTU has been responsible for important progress on the route to industrialization of structure integrated functionalities such as Conformal Morphing, Structural Health Monitoring and Nanocomposites. The gap- and edge-free deformation of aerodynamic surfaces known as conformal morphing has gained previously unrealized capabilities such as inherent de-icing, erosion protection and lightning strike protection, while at the same time the technological risk has been greatly reduced. Individual structural health monitoring techniques can now be applied at the part-manufacturing level rather than via extending an aircraft’s time in the final assembly line. And nanocomposites no longer lose their improved properties when trying to upscale from neat resin testing to full laminate testing at element level. As such, this book familiarizes the reader with the most significant develo pments, achievements and key technological steps which have been made possible through the four-year long cooperation of 64 leading entities from 16 different countries with the financial support of the European Commission.

Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures

Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures
Author: John Valasek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2012-02-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9781119940302

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Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures provides a highly timely presentation of the state-of-the-art, future directions and technical requirements of morphing aircraft. Divided into three sections it addresses morphing aircraft, bio-inspiration, and smart structures with specific focus on the flight control, aerodynamics, bio-mechanics, materials, and structures of these vehicles as well as power requirements and the use of advanced piezo materials and smart actuators. The tutorial approach adopted by the contributors, including underlying concepts and mathematical formulations, unifies the methodologies and tools required to provide practicing engineers and applied researchers with the insight to synthesize morphing air vehicles and morphing structures, as well as offering direction for future research.

Recent Progress in Some Aircraft Technologies

Recent Progress in Some Aircraft Technologies
Author: Ramesh K. Agarwal
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2016-09-08
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789535124818

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The book describes the recent progress in some engine technologies and active flow control and morphing technologies and in topics related to aeroacoustics and aircraft controllers. Both the researchers and students should find the material useful in their work.

Advances in Automation

Advances in Automation
Author: Andrey A. Radionov,Alexander S. Karandaev
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 1205
Release: 2020-02-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030392253

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This book reports on innovative research and developments in automation.The chapters spans a wide range of disciplines, including communication engineering, power engineering, control engineering, instrumentation,signal processing and cybersecurity. Emphasis is given to methods and findings aimed at fostering better control and monitoring of industrial and manufacturing processes, and improving safety. Based on the International Russian Automation Conference, held in September 8-14, 2019, in Sochi,Russia, the book provides academics and professionals with a timely overview and extensive information on the state of the art in the field of automation and control systems, and is expected to foster new idea, as well as collaboration between different groups in different countries.

Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics

Encyclopedia of Continuum Mechanics
Author: Holm Altenbach,Andreas Öchsner
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 2400
Release: 2019-09-13
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 3662557703

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This Encyclopedia covers the entire science of continuum mechanics including the mechanics of materials and fluids. The encyclopedia comprises mathematical definitions for continuum mechanical modeling, fundamental physical concepts, mechanical modeling methodology, numerical approaches and many fundamental applications. The modelling and analytical techniques are powerful tools in mechanical civil and areospsace engineering, plus in related fields of plasticity, viscoelasticity and rheology. Tensor-based and reference-frame-independent, continuum mechanics has recently found applications in geophysics and materials. This three-volume encyclopedia comprises approximately uniform 600 entries.

Fixed Lift Drag Optimization of Morphing Wings Using Lifting Line Theory

Fixed Lift Drag Optimization of Morphing Wings Using Lifting Line Theory
Author: Pyae Su (Graduate student)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 58
Release: 2021
Genre: Aerodynamics
ISBN: 9798496513050

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Abstract: With the recent developments in structural mechanisms for morphing wing technologies, it became crucial to study the aerodynamics of morphing wings. This research aims to develop a computationally inexpensive algorithm for finding optimal morphing wing geometries at any given fixed lift flight conditions.

Commercial Aircraft Composite Technology

Commercial Aircraft Composite Technology
Author: Ulf Paul Breuer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2016-05-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319319186

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This book is based on lectures held at the faculty of mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. The focus is on the central theme of societies overall aircraft requirements to specific material requirements and highlights the most important advantages and challenges of carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) compared to conventional materials. As it is fundamental to decide on the right material at the right place early on the main activities and milestones of the development and certification process and the systematic of defining clear requirements are discussed. The process of material qualification - verifying material requirements is explained in detail. All state-of-the-art composite manufacturing technologies are described, including changes and complemented by examples, and their improvement potential for future applications is discussed. Tangible case studies of high lift and wing structures emphasize the specific advantages and challenges of composite technology. Finally, latest R&D results are discussed, providing possible future solutions for key challenges such as low cost high performance materials, electrical function integration and morphing structures.

Smart Structures and Materials

Smart Structures and Materials
Author: Aurelio L. Araujo,Carlos A. Mota Soares
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2016-12-20
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319445076

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This work was compiled with expanded and reviewed contributions from the 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, that was held from 3 to 6 June 2015 at Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. The Conference provided a comprehensive forum for discussing the current state of the art in the field as well as generating inspiration for future ideas specifically on a multidisciplinary level. The scope of the Conference included topics related to the following areas: Fundamentals of smart materials and structures; Modeling/formulation and characterization of smart actuators, sensors and smart material systems; Trends and developments in diverse areas such as material science including composite materials, intelligent hydrogels, interfacial phenomena, phase boundaries and boundary layers of phase boundaries, control, micro- and nano-systems, electronics, etc. to be considered for smart systems; Comparative evaluation of different smart actuators and sensors; Analysis of structural concepts and designs in terms of their adaptability to smart technologies; Design and development of smart structures and systems; Biomimetic phenomena and their inspiration in engineering; Fabrication and testing of smart structures and systems; Applications of smart materials, structures and related technology; Smart robots; Morphing wings and smart aircrafts; Artificial muscles and biomedical applications; Smart structures in mechatronics; and Energy harvesting.

Investigation of the Effects of Stiffness on Control Power Via a Morphing Wing Technology

Investigation of the Effects of Stiffness on Control Power Via a Morphing Wing Technology
Author: Phuc Trong Vu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2003
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:54984999

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The development of lightweight, flexible wings to improve the performance of an aircraft has been a desire of aircraft engineers since the dawn of the aerospace industry. For many years, wings have been designed stiff to counteract flutter and to meet the need for high speeds. Ailerons and flaps are primarily used for controlling the maneuverability of an aircraft. However, the mechanical actuation systems for these devices contribute significant weight to the wings and thus limit the performance of an aircraft. To reduce weight and increase the maneuverability of an aircraft, a wing morphing technique is proposed in this paper. This technique assumes that the wing structure is flexible enough to allow the wing to twist or bend to control the maneuverability of an aircraft without using ailerons or flaps. However, flexible wings require energy to deform and flutter is still a very important issue that needs to be addressed for flexible wings. Hence, the relationship between the degree of flexibility to meet stated performance requirements and both the desire for minimum control energy and the requirement for flutter avoidance is explored in this research. The research was conducted to determine how wing structural stiffness affects the energy required to deform the wing and to give insight into its performance range for which flutter is to be avoided. The study incorporates structural and aerodynamic modeling, control-design optimization, and a candidate wing morphing technology. The results provide important information that designers of morphing wings can consult to explore the potential benefits of morphing wing technology.

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering ICIE 2021

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering  ICIE 2021
Author: Andrey A. Radionov,Vadim R. Gasiyarov
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 892
Release: 2022-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783030852337

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This book highlights recent findings in industrial, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, and provides an overview of the state of the art in these fields, mainly in Russia and Eastern Europe. A broad range of topics and issues in modern engineering is discussed, including the dynamics of machines and working processes, friction, wear and lubrication in machines, surface transport and technological machines, manufacturing engineering of industrial facilities, materials engineering, metallurgy, control systems and their industrial applications, industrial mechatronics, automation and robotics. The book gathers selected papers presented at the 7th International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE), held in Sochi, Russia, in May 2021. The authors are experts in various fields of engineering, and all papers have been carefully reviewed. Given its scope, the book will be of interest to a wide readership, including mechanical and production engineers, lecturers in engineering disciplines, and engineering graduates.

European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
Author: Piervincenzo Rizzo,Alberto Milazzo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 930
Release: 2022-06-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783031072543

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This volume gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of structural health monitoring (SHM) and more broadly in the fields of smart materials and intelligent systems, as presented by leading international researchers and engineers at the 10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM), held in Palermo, Italy on July 4-7, 2022. The volume covers highly diverse topics, including signal processing, smart sensors, autonomous systems, remote sensing and support, UAV platforms for SHM, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, and SHM for civil structures and infrastructures. The contributions, which are published after a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaboration among different specialists.

Mechanisms Transmissions and Applications

Mechanisms  Transmissions and Applications
Author: Mehmet Ismet Can Dede,Mehmet İtik,Erwin-Christian Lovasz,Gökhan Kiper
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9783319607023

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This volume contains the proceedings of MeTrApp 2017, the 4th Conference on Mechanisms, Transmissions and Applications, that was held in Trabzon, Turkey, July 3-5, 2017. The topics treated in this volume are Mechanism Design, Parallel Manipulators, Control Applications, Mechanical Transmissions, Cam Mechanisms, and Dynamics of Machinery. The conference was organised by the IFToMM Technical Committees for “Linkages and Mechanical Controls” and “Gearing and Transmissions” under the patronage of the IFToMM and sponsorship of Karadeniz Technical University, Izmir Institute of Technology and IFToMM Turkey (MAKTED). The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers, scientists, industry experts and students to provide, in a friendly and stimulating environment, the opportunity to exchange know-how and promote collaboration in the field of Mechanism and Machine Science.

Development of Form Adaptive Airfoil Profiles for Wind Turbine Application

Development of Form Adaptive Airfoil Profiles for Wind Turbine Application
Author: Irfan Ahmed
Publsiher: kassel university press GmbH
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-10-23
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9783737603744

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The following work summarizes the development of shape-adaptive airfoil profiles for wind turbine application. The underlying motivation of this work is the potential cost effectiveness of wind power conversion through the introduction of shape-adaptive airfoils in future wind turbine blades. The employment of shape adaption system in the wind turbine blade geometry would facilitate a more efficient power harvesting for the next generation of smart wind turbines. In the scope of this work, the concepts of the dedicated shape-adaptive airfoil profiles for wind turbine application are investigated in light of their aerodynamic performances. The concepts of the actuation system are developed while taking pre-defined design boundary conditions suitable for wind turbine application into consideration. A novel numerical approach is developed towards the simulation of fluid-structure interaction for prototype shape-adaptive airfoils. The numerical scheme is employed in designing the shape-adaptive blade prototypes. Effort has been given to develop a unique actuator system for wind turbine application. In a next step, experimental investigations are carried out to quantize the aerodynamic flow-field around the shape-adaptive airfoils. Parallelly, experimental investigations are carried out on a rigid NACA 0012 airfoil to log its performance at different stagger angles. In a further step, numerical investigations are carried out on the different airfoil configurations. Finally, performance analyses of the airfoils are carried out. The shape-adaptive airfoils outperform the rigid NACA 0012 airfoil for the desired performance envelope.