Morphing Wing Aircraft Using Piezoelectric Actuators

dc.contributor.authorGosrich, Walker T.
dc.contributor.authorYu, Javier C.
dc.contributor.authorBuckmaster, Daniel A.
dc.contributor.authorPadovan, Alberto
dc.contributor.organizationSUNY University at Buffalo
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:24:21Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:24:21Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-10
dc.description.abstractUsing macro-fiber composites as aircraft control surfaces, rather than the hinged flaps of current aircraft, decreases energy and fuel consumption, and can increase wing versatility along with the aircraft's range and endurance. The purpose of this project is to design and fabricate these morphing-wing aircraft control surfaces using piezoelectric actuators. In the first phase of our project, we are fabricating the horizontal stabilizer control surfaces of our aircraft, and testing them under unloaded and loaded conditions. By this process, we will calibrate the control of the actuators, so that the pilot experiences the same reaction from the morphing wing as he would from a normal, hinged-flap wing. This, along with hysteresis analysis of the actuators, will remedy many of the problems experienced by other morphing-wing aircraft, which caused them to be almost impossible to control. By the conclusion of the project, we will have constructed and conducted flight tests with a fully morphing-wing aircraft.
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.publicationtitleSUNY Undergraduate Research Conference
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1951/72736
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.subjectPiezoelectric
dc.subjectActuator
dc.subjectMacro-Fiber Composite
dc.subjectMorphing-Wing
dc.subjectAircraft
dc.subjectUAV
dc.subjectControl Surfaces
dc.subjectFabrication
dc.titleMorphing Wing Aircraft Using Piezoelectric Actuators
dc.typeposter_presentation
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