Special Issue "Morphing Aircraft Systems"
A special issue of Biomimetics (ISSN 2313-7673).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: shape memory alloys; piezoelectrics; magnetorehological fluids; shape memory polymers; fibre optics; smart materials; adaptive structures; morphing structures; deployable structures; smart structures; distributed actuator systems; distributed sensor networks; adaptive wings; smart landing gear; de-icing electromechanical systems; noise and vibration control; anti-seismic systems; acoustic antennas; structural health monitoring
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Interests: aircraft structures design; aeroelasticity; smart structures and systems; morphing structures; smart materials; structures dynamics; experimental characterization of structures; structures stability; airworthiness and certification
Interests: adaptive systems; control logics; actuation; topology optimization; structural dynamics; active control systems
This issue addresses technology aspects related to the implementation of morphing systems on-board of commercial aircraft. It moves from the augmented performance, following the installation of adaptive surfaces, to the different design approaches needed for this kind of architecture, until arriving at a first estimation of the manufacturing complexities linked to these kinds of devices. Articles are categorized into different sections, so as to give the general reader an almost complete overview of the morphing technology concerning medium-sized aircraft (CS-25):
- Industrial perspectives and current needs
- Augmented aircraft performance
- Morphing systems design: multiscale modelling; multidisciplinary design; multibody simulations; finite element (FE) simulations; topology optimization; aeroelastic analysis
- Morphing systems components: adaptive structures; adaptive skins; integrated actuators; integrated sensors; control systems
- Design assessment and exploitation: airworthiness; functional hazard analysis (FHA); scaling issues
- Tests: lab tests; wind tunnel tests; flight tests
Dr. Antonio Concilio
Dr. Rosario Pecora
Dr. Ignazio Dimino
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- aircraft performance
- aerodynamics of morphing
- multiple degree of freedom (MDOF) systems
- compliant structures
- mechanical systems
- kinematic systems
- smart actuators, electromagnetic actuators (EMA)
- adaptive skins
- smart materials
- smart sensors
- aerostructural control systems
- aeroelasticity of morphing
- topology optimization
- experimental characterization
- wind tunnel tests
- flight tests
- fault and hazard analysis
- scaling issues