Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of a Cycloidal Rotor Through Active Compliant Morphing

Ferrier, L., Vezza, M. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2016) Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of a Cycloidal Rotor Through Active Compliant Morphing. 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Bristol, 19 - 21 July 2016. (Unpublished)

Ferrier, L., Vezza, M. and Zare-Behtash, H. (2016) Improving the Aerodynamic Performance of a Cycloidal Rotor Through Active Compliant Morphing. 2016 Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Bristol, 19 - 21 July 2016. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to present the state-of-the-art on compliant mechanism structures and to discuss the results obtained at the University of Glasgow from applying leading edge morphing to blades from a cycloidal rotor. The paper is comprised of: a general overview of compliant mechanisms; various types of smart actuator that can be employed; the different choices of skin material that may be used; and specific applications to aeronautical engineering. Specific areas discussed in the general overview include what compliant mechanisms are, advantages and disadvantages of applying compliant mechanism structures, the past/current research carried out and useful applications where compliant systems could be employed as a replacement to conventional actuation systems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferrier, Mr Liam and Zare-Behtash, Dr Hossein and Vezza, Dr Marco
Authors: Ferrier, L., Vezza, M., and Zare-Behtash, H.
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Aerospace Sciences
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with permission of Authors
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