Morphing Aircraft: The Need for a New Design Philosophy

RM Ajaj (University of Southampton), CS Beaverstock & MI Friswell (Swansea University)

Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 49, February 2016, pp. 154-166

Abstract

This paper proposes a novel framework for classification of morphing technology based on its functionality, operation, and the structural layout. In addition, it highlights the limitations of the conventional design approach to exploit the benefits of the technology using representative examples and results.

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Link to paper using doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2015.11.039

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