Bird-Like Wing Conguration for Pitch Control of a Tailless Aircraft
2012 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
A numerical study of a small bird-like aircraft has been performed. The aim of the study was to investigate how a swing wing (actualized through a constant span morphing wing) can be used for pitch control of a tailless aircraft. The results show that a swing wing can be successfully used, and that the aircraft can be maintained in a trimmed state by only small adjustments of part of the wing. A comparison was also made with a Vortex lattice method, but these results significantly deviated from those obtained with CFD. Copyright © 2012 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aerodynamics, Conceptual design, CFD
National CategoryAerospace Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-75568DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-248OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-75568DiVA: diva2:508298
50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition