Colloquium: Nisarg Thakrar (ASM)

27 november 2020 13:00 - Locatie: Lecture Room J, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Kluyverweg 1, Delft.

Design and analysis of a distributed TRIC concept seamless smart morphing wing

This thesis embarked upon establishing and verifying a design process to build and control a seamlessly distributed smart TRIC concept morphing wing to achieve simultaneous load alleviation, flutter suppression and drag minimization capabilities. A 1.8m span, by 0.5m chord morphing wing with six independent trailing edge morphing modules, that were seamlessly connected with a silicone elastomer was designed and built. In addition, a surrogate model of a single morphing module was built to predict increments in the lift for provided actuation inputs and angles of attack. This wing, designated the title Smart-X Alpha, was tested at the TU Delft Open Jet Facility.