Aerospace Mechanisms and Actuation
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 23881
Interests: morphing technology; smart structures; active control; topology optimization
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Modern commercial transport aircraft relies on complex aerodynamic mechanisms and sophisticated flight control systems to achieve and maintain optimal flight performance at different flight regimes. Typically deployed hydraulically or with servos, aircraft high-lift devices, for instance, consist of moveable mechanical assemblies which are highly optimized to increase the amount of lift produced by the wing during take-off and landing. The design of such complex systems typically starts from the kinematic synthesis of the mechanisms and the preliminary design of the actuation architecture in a multidisciplinary and multiobjective context involving aerodynamic, system, and structural design.
This Special Issue on “Aerospace Mechanisms and Actuation” aims to provide a premier international platform for a wide range of professions, including researchers, academicians, and industry experts to discuss the latest advances in aerospace mechanisms, spanning from rigid-body linkages to flexible compliant members, and major achievements in the related research on both discrete and distributed actuation architectures. Focus will also be given to the evolution of actuation in aerospace by including full electrical drives for safety-critical commercial and military aircraft, helicopters, and space applications.
Dr. Ignazio Dimino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- High-lift devices and other aerospace applications
- Rigid-body mechanisms
- Compliant mechanisms
- Centralized and distributed actuation architectures
- Conventional (mechanically signaled and hydraulically supplied)
- EMA and full electrical actuation
- Design methodologies and optimization
- Multibody simulations
- Non-linear mechanics
- Manufacturing, integration, and maintenance
- Safety and reliability