Design, construction, and tests of an aeroelastic wind tunnel model of a variable camber continuous trailing edge flap (VCCTEF) concept wing

Nathan Precup, Marat Mor, Eli Livne

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Abstract

The Variable Camber Continuous Trailing Edge Flap (VCCTEF) wing is a concept of current interest for a design that would allow, if validated, improvements in aircraft performance by replacing conventional, articulated flap systems with a system that would enable controlled deformation of wings via spanwise and chordwise camber shape variations that would be continuous and rich in the camber shape distributions they would allow. Anticipating considerable aeroelastic interactions with the structurally and aerodynamically optimized wings that the VCCTEF would be part of, a short schedule/low cost exploratory wind tunnel research program was launched at the University of Washington aimed at obtaining wind tunnel results for a prototype elastic VCCTEF wing that would offer initial insights and provide data for mathematical modeling and validation of simulation capabilities developed for the VCCTEF research program effort. This paper describes the wind tunnel model design, construction, and test effort at the University of Washington, including analysis/test correlations using standard aeroelastic analysis tools.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781624102882
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2014 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Jun 16 2014Jun 20 2014

Publication series

Name32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference

Conference

Conference32nd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period6/16/146/20/14

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