Researchers Combine Actuators, Smart Materials To Morph Wing

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A team of Toulouse-based researchers has made significant progress with morphing wings, bringing the long-sought dream of copying birds on how to achieve aerodynamics closer to reality. Successful wind-tunnel testing on a subscale wing section has convinced Airbus to proceed with full-scale flight...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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