“Future Wings“ is an International Project co-financed by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme
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“Wings of the Future”   Project START: 1st June, 2013 Project END: 31st May, 2015
Description of Work
Expected Results
New fundamental knowledge : MATHEMATICAL   model   describing   the   behaviour   of   an   airplane   flying   without   traditional   high velocity   control   surfaces   (ailerons,   rudder,   horizontal   tail   control   surfaces),   but   that   can   deform   its aerodynamic surfaces (wings, tail) according to flight maneuver requirements THEORETICAL    models    describing    the    behavior    of    active    hybrid    composites    material    upon deformation commands (constitutive equations or matrix of the composite material) NUMERICAL    models   of   a   “Future   Wings   Aircraft”   configuration,   and   first   assessments   about   its characteristics of airworthiness FUNDAMENTAL    knowledge    concerning    the    behaviour    of    active    hybrid    composites    materials, based   on   tests   carried   out   on   specimens   and   on   a   small   scale   model   of   a   wing;   the   campaign   of measures   includes   static/dynamic   tests   and   experimental   simulation   of   the   failure   of   one   or   more active elements in the small scale model. Emerging technologies : Radically new APPLICATION of advanced MFC elements DEVELOPMENT of an integrated and efficient wiring system necessary to realize the power supply of the piezo-electric fibers embedded in the hybrid composite material layers DEVELOPMENT   of   the   production   technology   which   is   necessary   to   realize   and   to   install   the wiring system into a self shaping structure DEVELOPMENT of the electronic control system of a structure made of hybrid composite materials
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“Think of an airplane as a great body with its end structures (wings, horizontal tail surfaces, vertical tail surfaces) that could have the possibility to change their shape as they had internal nerve endings and muscles ...”