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Dr Andres Rivero Bracho

Dr Andres Rivero Bracho

Dr Andres Rivero Bracho

Research Associate

Area of research

Compliance-based Morphing Aerostructures, Structural Modelling for Morphing Applications, Fluid-Structure Interaction

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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I am Research Associate in in Morphing Structures in the EU Horizon 2020 SABRE project. My current research interests are:

  • Design, manufacture and test of compliance-based camber morphing aerostructures
  • Structural modelling of plate-based morphing structures
  • Aerodynamic modelling of 3D morphing wings
  • Fluid-structure interaction for morphing aerostructures
  • Applied manufacturing methods for composite morphing aerostructures

I completed my PhD in Advanced Composites at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Composites for Innovation and Science (ACCIS CDT). My thesis titled "Structural and aerodynamic performance of a three-dimensional compliance-based composite camber morphing wing" was primarily supervised by Dr Ben Woods, in collaboration ...

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