Analysis and Wind Tunnel Testing of a Piezoelectric Tab for Aeroelastic Control Applications
2006 (English)In: Journal of Aircraft, ISSN 0021-8669, Vol. 43, no 6, 1799-1804 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A concept for exploitation of a piezoelectric actuator by using aeroelastic amplification is presented. The approach is to use the actuator for excitation of a tab that occupies the rear 25 % of a free-floating trailing edge flap. A flexible high aspect ratio wing wind tunnel model is used as a test case. Wind tunnel experiments were performed to determine frequency response functions for validation of the numerical model used for the control law design. The aeroservoelastic model is based on state-space equations of motion that accept piezoelectric voltage commands. Control laws are derived for gust alleviation with flutter and control authority constraints, and numerical results that demonstrate a significant reduction in the structural response are presented. Possible applications and feasibility of the concept are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 43, no 6, 1799-1804 p.
Actuators; Aspect ratio; Electric potential; Frequency response; Numerical methods; Piezoelectricity; Wind tunnels
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-7270DOI: 10.2514/1.20060ISI: 000242989800023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33846068455OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-7270DiVA: diva2:12229
QC 201007132007-06-012007-06-012010-07-13Bibliographically approved