Smart Wing Flutter Suppression

Reza Moosavi, Faris Elasha

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    In this work, it has been shown the effect of a piezoelectric material on postponing the flutter phenomenon and even removing it completely on a regular wing. First, the system response of a smart wing with only plunge DOF and pitch DOF are presented. Using an efficient piezopatch can effectively decay the oscillations of the smart wing in a very short time. In addition, implementing one piezopatch in the plunge DOF of a regular wing with three DOF can postpone the flutter speed by 81.41%, which is a considerable increase in the flutter speed. We then present the effect of adding one more piezopatch to a smart wing in the pitch DOF to further postpone the flutter phenomenon. The flutter speed in a smart wing can be postponed by 115.96%, which is a very considerable value. Finally, adding one more piezopatch on a smart wing in the control DOF can completely remove the flutter phenomenon from the wing, which represents a great achievement in the dynamic aeroelectic behavior of a wing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number29
    Number of pages25
    JournalDesigns: Journal of Engineering Design
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2022

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    • piezoelectric material
    • flutter
    • smart wing


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