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Aeroelastic Tailoring of Transport Aircraft Wings: State-of-the-Art and Potential Enabling TechnologiesThis paper provides a brief overview of the state-of-the-art for aeroelastic tailoring of subsonic transport aircraft and offers additional resources on related research efforts. Emphasis is placed on aircraft having straight or aft swept wings. The literature covers computational synthesis tools developed for aeroelastic tailoring and numerous design studies focused on discovering new methods for passive aeroelastic control. Several new structural and material technologies are presented as potential enablers of aeroelastic tailoring, including selectively reinforced materials, functionally graded materials, fiber tow steered composite laminates, and various nonconventional structural designs. In addition, smart materials and structures whose properties or configurations change in response to external stimuli are presented as potential active approaches to aeroelastic tailoring.
Document ID
20140006404
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Jutte, Christine (Craig Technologies Cape Canaveral, FL, United States)
Stanford, Bret K. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 28, 2014
Publication Date
April 1, 2014
Subject Category
Aeronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-2014-218252
L-20395
NF1676L-18677
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 473452.02.07.04.02.01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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