25 August 2009 Application of SMP composite in designing a morphing wing
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Proceedings Volume 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008; 737560 (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.839363
Event: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008 and Seventh Asian Conference on Experimental Mechanics, 2008, Nanjing, China
Abstract
A new concept of a morphing wing based on shape memory polymer (SMP) and its reinforced composite is proposed in this paper. SMP used in this study is a thermoset styrene-based resin in contrast to normal thermoplastic SMP. In our design, the wing winded on the airframe can be deployed during heating, which provides main lift for a morphing aircraft to realize stable flight. Aerodynamic characteristics of the deployed morphing wing are calculated by using CFD software. The static deformation of the wing under the air loads is also analyzed by using the finite element method. The results show that the used SMP material can provide enough strength and stiffness for the application.
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Kai Yu, Kai Yu, Weilong Yin, Weilong Yin, Yanju Liu, Yanju Liu, Jinsong Leng, Jinsong Leng, } "Application of SMP composite in designing a morphing wing", Proc. SPIE 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, 737560 (25 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839363; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.839363
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