aeroelastic tailoring

aeroelastic tailoring

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Two examples of aeroelastic tailoring. In the case on the top composite wing structures are used to meet the needs of forward swept wing. In the case at the bottom variable camber is used on the leading and trailing edges of the wing to overcome twisting and deformation of the wing during maneuvers.
A design technique for aerodynamic surfaces in which the strength and stiffness is matched with the likely aerodynamic loads that may be imposed on it.
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The goal will be achieved by: (a) improving efficiency of currently existing wing, by increased span at no excess structural weight, while establishing modifications by aeroelastic tailoring to carry the redesigned derivative wing; (b) developing methods and tools for very accurate flutter modeling and flutter control synthesis, to enable improved flutter management during development, certification, and operation, enabling to fly with the stretched wing at same airspeed as the baseline aircraft; (c) validating the accuracy of developed tools and methods on an affordable experimental platform, followed by a scale-up study, demonstrating the interdisciplinary development cycle.