Application of a morphing wing technology on Hydra Technologies unmanned aerial system UAS-S4

Sugar-Gabor, O, Simon, A, Koreanschi, A and Botez, R 2014, 'Application of a morphing wing technology on Hydra Technologies unmanned aerial system UAS-S4' , in: ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technology , ASME.

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Abstract

The paper describes the application of a morphing wing technology on the wing of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The morphing wing concept works by replacing a part of the rigid wing upper and lower surfaces with a flexible skin whose shape can be dynamically changed using an actuation system placed inside the wing structure. The aerodynamic coefficients are determined using the fast and robust XFOIL panel/boundary-layer codes, as the optimal displacements are calculated using an original, in-house optimisation tool, based on a coupling between the relatively new Artificial Bee Colony Algorithm, and the classical, gradient-based Broyden-Fletcher-Goldfarb-Shanno (BFGS) method. All the results obtained by the in-house optimisation tool have been validated using robust, commercially available optimization codes. Three different optimization scenarios were performed and promising results have been obtained for each. The numerical results have shown substantial aerodynamic performance increases obtained for different flight conditions, using the proposed morphing wing concept.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, November 14–20, 2014
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
Publisher: ASME
ISBN: 9780791846421
Depositing User: O Sugar-Gabor
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 11:54
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2017 10:17
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41520

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