NASA’s X-56 Demos Flutter Suppression Flexible Wing

Credit: NASA
NASA has actively suppressed flutter of a flexible wing in flight, potentially paving the way for lighter, lower-drag wings on future fuel-efficient aircraft. The feat was demonstrated on flights of Lockheed Martin’s X-56A at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards AFB, California.Flutter...

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