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Application of SMP composite in designing a morphing wing
Author(s): Kai Yu; Weilong Yin; Yanju Liu; Jinsong Leng
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, 737560 (25 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839363
Show Author Affiliations
Kai Yu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Weilong Yin, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yanju Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7375:
ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008

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