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wing structure

[′wiŋ ‚strək·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
In an aircraft, the combination of outside fairing panels that provide the aerodynamic lifting surfaces and the inside supporting members that transmit the lifting force to the fuselage; the primary load-carrying portion of a wing is a box beam (the prime box) made up usually of two or more vertical webs, plus a major portion of the upper and lower skins of the wing, which serve as chords of the beam.
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In the current optimization study, the response variation between two contiguous iteration cycles is caused by a small stiffness variation by tailoring the laminate layup of a wing structure. The equivalent structure stiffness at iteration cycle N can be represented by the stiffness at previous cycle N - 1:
During WW1 the British achieved bracing wire drag reduction by developing streamlined wire cross sections, but the Germans achieved further drag reductions by using cantilever wing structure with much fewer bracing wires.
The new organizational designed was called the Objective Wing structure and it gave operators authority over flight-line maintenance.
The change of wing structure deformation not only influences aerodynamic force but also changes flight pose for flapping wing.
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The two have worked together since 1999 on items such as ribs, leading edges and then wing boxes - a central part of the wing structure.
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Michael Moseley signed the Global Wing Structure Program Action Directive 08-01.
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According to Kevin Albers, the manufacturing engineer who manages the F-35 modeling and simulation efforts at Fort Worth, "All of the critical assembly sequence operations have been simulated." Completed simulations include the full assembly sequence for the wing, and the automated mating of the wing structure with the sections of fuselage.
In the F-15, we've had structural failures where the tail has actually come off the aircraft, and we are beginning to see major cracks in the wing structure of the aircraft.