Computational modeling of highly flexible membrane wings in micro air vehicles

Lauren Ferguson, Eugenio Aulisa, Padmanabhan Seshaiyer, Raymond Gordnier

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Abstract

Highly flexible nonlinear membrane wing models are required in the design of aerospace structures for predicting aerodynamic characteristics and failure mechanics. In this work, we develop a new structural model for studying the dynamics of the wing of a micro-air vehicle. The proposed model involves the development of a new membrane structural solver that can be coupled to beam structures, to model the flexible aircraft wing. The governing equations are discretized by the finite element method and tested on various benchmark applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Subtitle of host publication14th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, 8th AIAA Non-deterministic App
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages767-781
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)1563478080, 9781563478086
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Event47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Newport, RI, United States
Duration: May 1 2006May 4 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0273-4508

Conference

Conference47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
CountryUnited States
CityNewport, RI
Period05/1/0605/4/06

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