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1.1 The Inflatable Wing
1.2 Collaboration with ILC Dover
1.3 Research Outline
1.4 Goals
2.1 A Brief History of UAVs
2.2 Vehicle Terminology
2.3 Aerodynamics
2.3.1 Surface Roughness
2.3.2 Aerodynamic Lift
2.3.3 Efficiency and Performance Parameters
2.3.4 XFoil
2.4 Aeroelasticity
2.4.1 Flutter
2.4.2 Types of Flutter
2.4.3 Wake vortex flutter – Motion
2.5 Morphing and Warping Wings
2.5.1 Biological Inspiration
2.5.2 History of Wing-Warping
2.6 Inflatable Structures
2.6.1 Inflatable Wings
Figure 2.33: In flight deployment of NASA Dryden I2000 inflatable wing [19]
2.7 Modeling of Inflatable Wings
2.7.1 Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic modeling of Inflatable wings
2.7.2 Bending and Analysis of Inflatable Beams
3.1 Inflatable-rigidizable Wings at the University of Kentucky
3.1.1 BIG BLUE Flight Experiments 1 and 2
3.1.3 BIG BLUE High Altitude Flight Experiments 1 and 2
3.2 Inflatable Wing Research at the University of Kentucky
3.2.1 BIG BLUE Flight Experiments 3 and 4
3.2.2 BIG BLUE High Altitude Flight Experiments 3 and 4
3.2.3 BIG BLUE High Altitude Flight Experiment 5
3.2.4 Inflatable Wing Design and Construction
3.2.5 Finite Element Modeling of Inflatable Wings
3.3 Inflation Requirements
3.3.1 Current Inflatable Wing Research
4.1 Photogrammetry and Videogrammetry
4.1.1 The Photogrammetric Process
4.1.2 Photogrammetry on the inflatable wings
4.1.3 Videogrammetry
4.2 Laser Displacement Sensors
4.3 Smoke-Wire Flow Visualization
4.4 PIV – Particle Image Velocimetry
4.4.1 PIV Procedure
4.5 Wind Tunnels
4.5.1 Large Wind Tunnel
4.5.2 Small Wind Tunnel
4.6 Seven-Hole Pressure Probe
5.1 Wing Deformation
5.1.1 Point Loading
5.1.2 Distributed Loading
5.1.3 Torsional Loading
5.1.4 Dynamic Deformation – Nitinol
(lower)
5.1.5 Dynamic Deformation – Mechanical devices
5.2 Inflatable Wing Warping
5.3 Current Inflatable Warping Strategies
5.3.1 Mechanical Mechanisms
5.3.2 Nitinol Warping System
5.4 Nylon Inflatable Wing – Aeroelastic Deformation
5.4.1 Experimental Set-Up
5.4.2 Results - Aeroelastic Deformation
pressure
(Inflation pressure of 13.8 kPa (2 psi) and α = 16◦)
5.5 Buckling Prediction
5.6 Free and Forced Vibration of the nylon Inflatable Wing
5.6.1 Modal Testing Arrangement and Procedures
5.6.2 Modal Analysis
6.2 Aerodynamic Modeling of Inflatable Wings with Wing Warping
6.2.1 Lifting line analysis – Vectran wings
6.2.2 Lifting line analysis – nylon wings
(2 psi)
6.2.3 Nylon wing performance – aeroelastic effects
6.2.4 Modeling – Nylon Wing Warping
7.1 Inflatable-rigidizable wings
7.1.1 Low altitude flight tests with inflatable-rigidizable wings
7.2 Vectran wings
7.2.1 Low altitude flight testing with Vectran Wings
7.2.2 Big Blue – AIRCAT
7.3 Nylon wings
7.3.1 Technology demonstrator
7.3.2 BIG BLUE 5 vehicle
7.3.3 Wing Warping with the general purpose flight test vehicle
7.4 Repeated Wing Deployment
7.5 Survivability
8.1 Overview
8.2 Aeroelasticity
8.3 Aerodynamics
8.4 Flight Testing
8.5 Survivability
AEROELASTIC EFFECTS AND WING WARPING – Matlab Scripts
A.1 Photogrametry Reader
A.2 Reciprocity File
A.3 Time History and Frequency Spectrum plots
AERODYNAMICS AND MODELING – Matlab Scripts
B.1 Wake Traverse Data Reader
B.2 Vorticity Data from PIV
B.3 Lifting Line Code
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Design and Evaluation of Inflatable Wings for Uavs

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DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF INFLATABLE WINGS FOR UAVs
DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF INFLATABLE WINGS FOR UAVs

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