Aeroelastic behaviour of hinged wing tips

T. Wilson, A. Castrichini, A. Azabal, J. E. Cooper, R. Ajaj, M. Herring

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Abstract

The primary purpose of a hinged wing tip on an airliner aircraft is to allow an aerodynamically efficient high aspect ratio wing to enter an airport gate of standard dimensions. There exists a potential opportunity to allow a wing tip to move in flight to alleviate the loads and achieve a lower wing weight – or enable the wing span to be maximised. This paper will provide a summary of the latest studies investigating the (semi) Aeroelastic behaviour (loads, flutter and rolling) of hinged wing tips.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9788897576280
StatePublished - 2017
Event17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2017 - Como, Italy
Duration: 25 Jun 201728 Jun 2017

Publication series

Name17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2017
Volume2017-June

Conference

Conference17th International Forum on Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics, IFASD 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityComo
Period25/06/1728/06/17

Keywords

  • Aeroelastic
  • Flutter
  • Gusts
  • Hinged / folding wing tips
  • Load alleviation
  • Manoeuvres

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