Accession Number : ADA293689

Title :   Performance Improvement of Composite Wings through Aeroelastic Tailoring and Modern Control.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 91-31 Aug 94,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG

Personal Author(s) : Meirovitch, Leonard

PDF Url : ADA293689

Report Date : 23 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 110

Abstract : The research has been carried out simultaneously on three aspects of aircraft wings performance optimization, as follows: (1) Structural tailoring and modern control of thin-walled model of composite aircraft wings; (2) Structural tailoring of a low-aspect ratio plate model of composite aircraft wings; and (3) Integrated structural design and vibration control by multiobjective optimization. Significant progress has been made on all fronts.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE WINGS, CONTROL, VIBRATION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, AIRCRAFT, MODELS, WINGS, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, THIN WALLS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE