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Technology Integration for Active Poly-Morphing Winglets Development

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Narcis M. Ursache, Tomas Melin, Askin T. Isikveren, Michael I. Friswell

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Paper No. SMASIS2008-496, pp. 775-782; 8 pages
  • ASME 2008 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems
  • Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, Volume 1
  • Ellicott City, Maryland, USA, October 28–30, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4331-4 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3839-6
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME


This article presents the preparation of a working physical mock-up wingtip device with morphing functionality. The objective of the mechanical demonstrator is to achieve a technology readiness level to establish confidence that one would proceed to an in-service R&D initiative. To establish the feasibility of scalable technology integration for product development, a tier schedule is employed to demonstrate material compliance, mechanism kinematics and perform bandwidth experimentation. Potential composite materials for design of flexible skins (i.e., Hexweb® , Kevlar® 49 and HexPly® ) were assessed using a spectrum of experimental verification procedures. These results are embodied to benchmark qualitatively and quantitatively the mechanical performance of the potential materials to use in a preliminary optimized morphing schedule.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME



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