Aerodynamic and load control performance testing of a morphing trailing edge flap system on an outdoor rotating test rig: Paper

T K Barlas*, Anders Smærup Olsen, H Aa Madsen, T L Andersen, Q Ai, P M Weaver

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A testing campaign utilizing DTU’s outdoor rotating rig is described, where a novel morphing flap system developed in collaboration with the University of Bristol within the project has been evaluated and successfully demonstrated. In addition, the aerodynamic performance of ECN’s newly designed aerofoil has been evaluated in atmospheric conditions. The morphing wing is shown to achieve good performance in terms of aerodynamic lift control, and compares well with computational fluid dynamics predictions. Moreover, simple feed-forward controller implementations, also utilizing inflow sensors, show promising results in terms of dynamic load alleviation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number022018
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number2
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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