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Publication - Professor Jonathan Cooper

    Aeroelastics Flight Dynamics Coupling Effects of the Semi Aeroelastic Hinge Device

    Citation

    Castrichini, A, Wilson, T, Salteri, F, Franco, Mastroddi, , Viceconti, N & Cooper, JE, 2019, ‘Aeroelastics Flight Dynamics Coupling Effects of the Semi Aeroelastic Hinge Device’. Journal of Aircraft.

    Abstract

    A recent consideration in aircraft design is the use of folding wing-tips with the aim of enabling higher aspect ratio aircraft with less induced drag, but also meeting airport gate limitations. This study investigates the impact of floating folding wing-tips on the aircraft flight dynamics. It is found that a floating wing-tips aircraft has similar handling qualities with respect to an aircraft with no wing extension.

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