Development and design of flexible Fowler flaps for an adaptive wing.
Monner, H.P. and Hanselka, H. and Breitbach, E. (1998) Development and design of flexible Fowler flaps for an adaptive wing. In: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, 3326, pp. 60-70. SPIE. Spie`s 5th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California USA 1-5.March 1998. ISBN 0-8194-2770-5.
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Civil transport airplanes fly with fixed geometry wings optimized only for one design point described by altitude. Mach number and airplane weight. These parameters vary continuously during flight, to which means the wing geometry seldom is optimal. According to aerodynamic investigations a chordwise variation of the wing camber leads to improvements in operational flexibility, buffet boundaries and performance resulting in reduction of fuel consumption. A spanwise differential camber variation allows to gain control over spanwise lift distributions reducing wing root bending moments. This paper describes the design of flexible Fowler flaps for an adaptiv wing to be used in civil transport aircraft that allows both a chodwise as well as a spanwise differential camber variation during flight. Since both lower and upper skins are flexed by active ribs, the camber variation is achieved with a smooth contour and without any additional gaps.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)|
|Additional Information:||LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1999, monograph_id=08,|
|Title:||Development and design of flexible Fowler flaps for an adaptive wing.|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies|
|Page Range:||pp. 60-70|
|Keywords:||adaptive wing, variable camber, flexible trailing dege, flexible flap, adaptive flap|
|Event Title:||Spie`s 5th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, California USA 1-5.March 1998|
|Organizer:||Spie The international Society for optical Engineering|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Aeronautics|
|HGF - Program Themes:||L - no assignement|
|DLR - Research area:||Aeronautics|
|DLR - Program:||L ST - Starrflüglertechnologien|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Institut für Strukturmechanik|
|Deposited By:||Sibylle Wolff|
|Deposited On:||16 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 15:29|
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