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A review of modelling and analysis of morphing wings

A review of modelling and analysis of morphing wings
A review of modelling and analysis of morphing wings
Morphing wings have a large potential to improve the overall aircraft performances, in a way like natural flyers do. By adapting or optimising dynamically the shape to various flight conditions, there are yet many unexplored opportunities beyond current proof-of-concept demonstrations. This review discusses the most prominent examples of morphing concepts with applications to two and three-dimensional wing models. Methods and tools commonly deployed for the design and analysis of these concepts are discussed, ranging from structural to aerodynamic analyses, and from control to optimisation aspects. Throughout the review process, it became apparent that the adoption of morphing concepts for routine use on aerial vehicles is still scarce, and some reasons holding back their integration for industrial use are given. Finally, promising concepts for future use are identified.
morphing wings, methods, unmanned aerial vehicles, demonstrators, concepts
0376-0421
46-62
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Li, D., Zhao, S., Da Ronch, A., Xiang, J., Drofelnik, J., Li, Y., Zhang, L., Wu, Y., Kintscher, M., Monner, H.P., Rudenko, A., Guo, S., Yin, W., Kirn, J., Storm, S. and De Breuker, R. (2018) A review of modelling and analysis of morphing wings. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 100, 46-62, [100]. (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2018.06.002).

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Morphing wings have a large potential to improve the overall aircraft performances, in a way like natural flyers do. By adapting or optimising dynamically the shape to various flight conditions, there are yet many unexplored opportunities beyond current proof-of-concept demonstrations. This review discusses the most prominent examples of morphing concepts with applications to two and three-dimensional wing models. Methods and tools commonly deployed for the design and analysis of these concepts are discussed, ranging from structural to aerodynamic analyses, and from control to optimisation aspects. Throughout the review process, it became apparent that the adoption of morphing concepts for routine use on aerial vehicles is still scarce, and some reasons holding back their integration for industrial use are given. Finally, promising concepts for future use are identified.

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Accepted/In Press date: 14 June 2018
e-pub ahead of print date: 20 June 2018
Keywords: morphing wings, methods, unmanned aerial vehicles, demonstrators, concepts

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Local EPrints ID: 422325
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422325
ISSN: 0376-0421
PURE UUID: bfd390cc-4b00-41f3-b8bd-4efbeb71b92f

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Date deposited: 20 Jul 2018 16:31
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 05:49

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Author: D. Li
Author: S. Zhao
Author: A. Da Ronch
Author: J. Xiang
Author: J. Drofelnik
Author: Y. Li
Author: L. Zhang
Author: Y. Wu
Author: M. Kintscher
Author: H.P. Monner
Author: A. Rudenko
Author: S. Guo
Author: W. Yin
Author: J. Kirn
Author: S. Storm
Author: R. De Breuker

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