Review of variable camber morphing wing

Variable Camber

Authors

  • Jini Raj Research Scholar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Regional Campus-Anna University, Tirunelveli

Keywords:

variable camber morphing, mission adaptive morphing, aerodynamics

Abstract

The variable camber morphing wing is one of the morphing technique which comes under the category of mission adaptive morphing. In this morphing, the aircraft wing adapts its shape when required. Camber morphing is done in the aircraft wing by both active and passive method. Smart material actuation is employed for active type and servo actuation for passive type. Variable camber morphing is focused by researchers for its best aerodynamic performance. An aircraft with a variable camper wing is capable for multiple missions and its fuel efficiency is also improved. This paper shows the current state of this technique and the impact of variable camber morphing wing towards future development.

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JINI RAJ

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2017-04-01

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[1]
Jini Raj, “Review of variable camber morphing wing: Variable Camber”, TEMSJ, vol. 1, no. 1, Apr. 2017.

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