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Elastomer-based Skin for Seamless Morphing of Adaptive Wings

 
: Schorsch, Oliver; Lühring, Andreas; Nagel, Christof

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Wölcken, P.C.:
Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures (SARISTU). Proceedings of the Final Project Conference 2015 : Project's Final Conference held at Moscow, Russia, between 19 and 21 of May 2015
Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2015
ISBN: 978-3-319-22412-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-3-319-22413-8 (Online)
ISBN: 3-319-22412-3
S.187-197
Final Project Conference <2015, Moscow>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IFAM ()

Abstract
Elastomeric materials are developed for adaptive wings focusing on the elasticity atminus 55 °C to ensure morphing at cruise altitudes. In order to optimize fatigue andaging properties of this new multi-material device FEM simulations and mechanical testsare carried out. Two large skin panels are finally manufactured and successfullyassembled into a true-scale wind tunnel demonstrator for the experimental validation ofadaptive trailing edge device functionality in simulated operative conditions.

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