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Novel Morphing Wing Design Using Antagonistic Shape Memory Alloy Actuation

[+] Author Affiliations
A. Y. N. Sofla, S. A. Meguid

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada

K. T. Tan

Defence Science Organization, Singapore

Paper No. IMECE2010-38851, pp. 33-36; 4 pages
  • ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technology
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, November 12–18, 2010
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4425-0
  • Copyright © 2010 by ASME


A wing shear concept is adopted here to design and fabricate morphing wing for an unmanned aerial vehicle. The concept uses a parallelogram wing-box that consists of several composite rib shells that are hinged to two active spars. Antagonistic shape memory actuation is used to flex the spars and consequently shape morph the wing between straight and curved shapes.

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