Composite Elements for Biomimetic Aerospace Structures with Progressive Shape Variation Capabilities

  • Alessandro Airoldi Department of Aerospace Science and Technologies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Paolo Bettini Department of Aerospace Science and Technologies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Matteo Boiocchi Department of Aerospace Science and Technologies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Giuseppe Sala Department of Aerospace Science and Technologies, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Keywords: morphing structures, composite structures, chiral topologies, corrugated laminates

Abstract

The paper presents some engineering solutions for the development of innovative aerodynamic surfaces with the capability of progressive shape variation. A brief introduction of the most significant issues related to the design of such morphing structures is provided. Thereafter, two types of structural solutions are presented for the design of internal compliant structures and flexible external skins. The proposed solutions exploit the properties and the manufacturing techniques of long fibre reinforced plastic in order to fulfil the severe and contradictory requirements related to the trade-off between morphing performance and load carrying capabilities.

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Published
2016-07-01
How to Cite
[1]
A. Airoldi, P. Bettini, M. Boiocchi, and G. Sala, “Composite Elements for Biomimetic Aerospace Structures with Progressive Shape Variation Capabilities”, Adv. technol. innov., vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 13-15, Jul. 2016.
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