Multirole, modular UAV will pioneer flutter-control technology for USAF and NASA
Research suggests that the ambitious performance goals of future long-endurance reconnaissance aircraft and highly efficient commercial transports may only be achievable by using very light structures and long, slender wings. However, as any freshman aerodynamics student knows, such designs are potentially prone to the phenomenon of flutter—the catastrophic dynamic coupling that can occur between the elastic motion of the wing and the aerodynamic loads acting on it. Unless developers ...
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