This paper presents preliminary results about the design and optimization of a model-scale active twist blade actuated by means of Macro Fiber Composites (MFC), as part of the EU-sponsored Friendcopter project for an environmentally friendly helicopter. The capability to numerically characterize induced strain composite beam sections is used in an optimization problem to determine the design of the rotor blade, which will be subsequently experimented in a hover test rig at DLR.
|Titolo:||Optimal Design of an Active Twist 1:2.5 Scale Rotor Blade|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|