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Smart materials applied in a micro remotely piloted aircraft system with morphing wing
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
Information
Abstract
The article presents a research in the field of morphing wings (adaptive wing geometry) developed over a prototype of micro-unmanned air vehicle based on smart materials technology. This morphing wing will optimize the aircraft performance features. Modifying the curvature of the wing, the micro-unmanned air vehicles will adjust its performance in an optimum mode to cruise flight condition as well as in the phases of takeoff and landing. The installation of mechanical elements for control surfaces in small size aircraft means, on some occasions, an extra complexity. In addition, it takes into account an increase in aircraft weight. In this research, the adaptive wing geometry is based on macro-fiber composites, so that its position on the inner surfaces of the wing allows the appropriate modification of the curvature, adapting them to the flight profile. This research will present the conceptual design of the vehicle, computational calculations, experimental results of the wind tunnel testing, validations using non-intrusive techniques (particle image velocimetry) and a theoretical?experimental analysis of the macro-fiber composite effects over the wing. An Arduino board will perform the control parameters of the macro-fiber composite deformation. With these analytical, computational, and experimental results, the most relevant conclusions are presented.
International
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JCR
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Title
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
ISBN
1045-389X
Impact factor JCR
2,211
Impact info
Volume
29
10.1177/1045389X18783893
Journal number
16
From page
3317
To page
3332
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Miguel Angel Barcala Montejano (UPM)
  • Autor: Angel Antonio Rodriguez Sevillano (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Bardera Mora (INTA)
  • Autor: Jaime Garcia Ramirez (ETSIAE-UPM)
  • Autor: Joaquín de Nova Trigueros (ETSIAE-UPM)
  • Autor: Íñigo Urcelay Oca (ETSIAE-UPM)
  • Autor: Israel Morillas Castellano (ETSIAE-UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
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