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Development of an Aeroelastic Wing Model With Piezoelectric Elements for Gust Load Alleviation and Energy Harvesting

[+] Author Affiliations
Claudia Bruni, Enrico Cestino, Giacomo Frulla

Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

Pier Marzocca

Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY

Paper No. IMECE2014-38851, pp. V001T01A057; 9 pages
  • ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technology
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14–20, 2014
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4642-1
  • Copyright © 2014 by ASME


The lifting surfaces of next generation of flying vehicle exhibits enhanced flexibility, particularly for high aspect-ratio solutions needed for high-altitude long endurance aircrafts and for 24/7 operations. Often the wing of these vehicles is designed as slender body with an aeroelastic behavior distinctive of cantilever beam. Based on this typical assumption the governing equations of a thin-walled beam modified to account for surface mount piezoelectric elements and subjected to deterministic external gust loads have been derived and its dynamic behavior examined. This paper assesses the effectiveness of piezoelectric elements to carry out load alleviation function over the slender structure invested by atmospheric disturbances along with the evaluation of the amount of the power density harvested via a suitable electric circuit connected to the piezoelectric elements.

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