Design and testing of a cellular composite active twist wing

Nick Cramer, Mark Croom, Kenneth C. Cheung, Benjamin Jenett, Sean Shan Min Swei, Mike Fremaux

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This paper presents the results from the subsonic wind tunnel testing of an active-twist wing and fuselage. The wings were created as an innovative aerostructure from a lattice-based cellular composite. The design fidelity offered by the lattice-based cellular composite allows the wing to be designed based on the aerodynamic environment and requirements of the structure. Through wind tunnel testing the capability of the active twist wing was compared to that of a rigid-body equivalent. The active-twist experiment also demonstrated stall mitigation via twist during wind tunnel testing. In addition to the wind tunnel testing, simulations were performed to show the capability of predicting some of the experimental results.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication24th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference
StatePublished - 2016
Event24th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20168 Jan 2016

Publication series

Name24th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference


Conference24th AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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