Accession Number:

ADB131204

Title:

Active Flexible Wing (AFW) Technology

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1985-May 1987

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA NORTH AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

258.0

Abstract:

This report documents the results of the transonic, active control wind tunnel program. The wind tunnel model along with its physical characteristics flexibility, vibration modes, and control system transfer functions and the wind tunnel test procedures are described in this report. In addition, the results validated the flexible control power and verified the analytical tools used for design. Results of active control designs and tests, roll control, maneuver load control, and structural mode control designs and tested are also included. Finally, an assessment of the AFW technology provides recommendations for future research and development. Keywords Active flexible wing, Controllability, Wing roll control, Wind tunnel testing, Transonic aeroelastic control effectiveness, Active control design and tests.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE