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Mr Andres Rivero Bracho

Mr Andres Rivero Bracho

Mr Andres Rivero Bracho

Teaching Support Assistant

Area of research

Composite Morphing Structures, Aeroelastic Tailoring

Office ACCIS Office, Queens Building
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 15778

Research summary

Design of a three-dimensional camber morphing composite wing using the Fishbone Active Camber (FishBAC) concept.  

Traditional fixed wing aircraft (i.e. commercial airliners) are usually designed, aerodynamically, for optimal performance at one specific cruise condition. As consequence, the performance of aircraft at flight stages and scenarios that do not occur at cruise condition (e.g. takeoff, climb, landing, unexpected gust, etc.) is far from optimal. This results in lower profit margins for airlines due to fuel consumption and noise, as well as higher emissions, per distance travelled, of carbon dioxide (CO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), among others greenhouse gases ...

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Biography

I am a PhD student in Advanced Composites at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT).

I received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA, USA) in May 2015.

Hometown: Caracas, Venezuela

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