control surface optimization for low-drag aircraft design

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Faculty Advisor(s): John B. Kosmatka

Primary Student
Name: Jeffrey David Mankey
Phone: 360-286-5561
Grad Year: 2020

NASA AMES has developed a wing design that generates proverse yaw while turning, supporting the design of a flying-wing glider with greatly improved drag characteristics. Further drag reductions may be achieved, however, by replacing the traditional discrete aileron design with a continuous control surface that makes use of new advances in smart materials.

Industry Application Area(s)
Aerospace, Defense, Security | Civil/Structural Engineering | Control Systems

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