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dc.contributor.authorPettit, Gregory Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:50:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:50:34Z
dc.date.issued2001-12-07en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-12212001-161117en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/36364
dc.description.abstractA computational model is presented which predicts the force, stroke, and energy needed to overcome aerodynamic loads encountered by morphing wings during aircraft maneuvers. This low-cost model generates wing section shapes needed to follow a desired flight path, computes the resulting aerodynamic forces using a unique combination of conformal mapping and the vortex panel method, computes the longitudinal motion of the simulated aircraft, and closes the loop with a zero-error control law. The aerodynamic force prediction method has been verified against two more expensive codes. This overall model will be used to predict the performance of morphing wings and the requirements for the active material actuators in the wings.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartgpettit_thesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectand Smart Materialsen_US
dc.subjectEnergyen_US
dc.subjectWingsen_US
dc.subjectControlen_US
dc.subjectMorphingen_US
dc.titleModel to Evaluate the Aerodynamic Energy Requirements of Active Materials in Morphing Wingsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRobertshaw, Harry H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKapania, Rakesh K.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberInman, Daniel J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-12212001-161117/en_US
dc.date.sdate2001-12-21en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-01-08
dc.date.adate2002-01-08en_US


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