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Piezoelectric aeroelastic response tailoring investigation: a status report
Author(s): Jennifer Heeg; Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan; Edward F. Crawley; Charrissa Lin
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Paper Abstract

The NASA Langley Research Center and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been working together to advance the state of the art in apply piezoelectric actuators to aeroelastic systems. This paper describes an experimental and analytical investigation into using piezoelectric actuators for tailoring the aeroelastic response of a five-foot span wind-tunnel model. Improvements in the flutter boundary were demonstrated as well as significant reductions in model response at dynamic pressures below flutter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2447, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (12 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209324
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Jennifer Heeg, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Edward F. Crawley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Charrissa Lin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2447:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
C. Robert Crowe; Gary L. Anderson, Editor(s)

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