Numerical and experimental transition results evaluation for a morphing wing and aileron system

Botez, R, Koreanschi, A, Sugar-Gabor, O, Mebarki, Y, Mamou, M, Tondji, Y, Guezguez, M, Tchatchueng Kammegne, J, Grigorie, L, Sandu, D, Amoroso, F, Pecora, R, Lecce, L, Amendola, G, Dimino, I and Concilio, A 2018, 'Numerical and experimental transition results evaluation for a morphing wing and aileron system' , The Aeronautical Journal, 122 (1251) , pp. 747-784.

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Abstract

A new wing-tip concept with morphing upper surface and interchangeable conventional and morphing ailerons was designed, manufactured, bench and wind tunnel tested. The development of this wing tip model was performed in the frame of an international CRIAQ project, and the purpose was to demonstrate the wing upper surface and aileron morphing capabilities in improving the wing tip aerodynamic performances. During numerical optimization with ‘in-house’ genetic algorithm software, and during wind tunnel experimental tests, it was demonstrated that the air flow laminarity over the wing skin was promoted, and the laminar flow was extended with up to 9% of the chord. Drag coefficient reduction of up to 9% was obtained when the morphing aileron was introduced.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: The Aeronautical Journal
Publisher: Cambridge University Press / Royal Aeronautical Society
ISSN: 0001-9240
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Depositing User: O Sugar-Gabor
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 11:20
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2018 10:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/45185

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