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Numerical Analysis of Lattice Structures for Skin Layer in Camber Morphing Wing

Bashir Alsaidi1, Woong Yeol Joe2 and Muhammad Akbar1
  • 1 Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Tennessee State University, Nashville, United States
  • 2 KBJ Innovation Co., Nashville, United States

Abstract

Unlike conventional fixed wings and their static skin structure considering only expected aerodynamic loadings while filight, design strategies of skin structure for morphing wings require careful consideration of structural  loading from shape changes and aerodynamics and their coupled effects in flight. Many morphing wings often overlook skin material and structure for the wing design. In addition to that, many works in the design of skins for morphing wings typically use smart materials, consider only geometric or static analysis but not dynamic deformation and strengths, or suggest a material condition and its properties that satisfy required structural and aerodynamic conditions. This work is focused on numerical analysis of structural and aerodynamic stress and strain of various lattice structures that will suggest desired design criteria of skin in camber morphing wings in the future. As a result, this paper shows numerical analysis of various lattice structures in accordance with camber moprhing and their potential effectiveness for skin of morphing wings.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 16 No. 6, 2019, 182-191

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2019.182.191

Submitted On: 14 May 2019 Published On: 15 July 2019

How to Cite: Alsaidi, B., Joe, W. Y. & Akbar, M. (2019). Numerical Analysis of Lattice Structures for Skin Layer in Camber Morphing Wing. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 16(6), 182-191. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2019.182.191

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Keywords

  • Wing Morphing
  • Lattice
  • Flexible Skin
  • Camber Morphing
  • Numerical Analysis