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Design of an optimum smart wing to enhance roll performance
Author(s): Narendra S. Khot
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with designing an optimum flexible wing structure to enhance roll maneuver capability at high dynamic pressures using embedded actuating system. A wing optimized to minimize the weight, with constraints on strength for symmetric pull up maneuver and constraints on the frequency distribution was used for this study. Elastic twist and camber is achieved by providing a system of actuating elements distributed within the internal substructure of the wing to provide control forces. The equilibrium equations were developed for the steady roll maneuver of a wing subjected to aerodynamic loads and actuating forces. Optimal control design approach was used to determine the distribution of actuating forces. The total straing energy was calculated as a measure of power requirement to produce twist and camber, to achieve specified flexible roll rate at different Mach numbers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3667, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures, (4 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350112
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Narendra S. Khot, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3667:
Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Mathematics and Control in Smart Structures
Vasundara V. Varadan, Editor(s)

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