Erf 2011-135 Geometric Optimisation of a Gurney Flap Hinge-less Deployment System for a Helicopter Model Blade

Following a comparative study on shape morphing and adaptive systems to improve rotorcraft efficiency, the Green Rotorcraft consortium has selected the Gurney flap technology as demonstrator of a smart adaptive rotorblade within the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative [1]. The aim of such a system is to actively increase helicopter overall performance by… CONTINUE READING