Flap Architecture by Morphing Trailing Edges

  • Bhupal Rakham
  • Published 2014


This paper proposes flap architecture for a variable camber trailing edge, whose reference geometry is based on a full scale wing for a regional transport aircraft. The compliant rib is based on a truss-like structure where some members are active rods made of Shape Memory Alloy (SMA). These actuators are able to sustain the external loads while allowing… (More)


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