Active control of wing flutter using piezoactuated surface

Raja, S and Upadhya, AR (2007) Active control of wing flutter using piezoactuated surface. Journal of Aircraft, 44 (1). pp. 71-80. ISSN 0021-8669

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    Flutter suppression concept is demonstrated by performin wind-tunnel tests in a low subsonic flow regime. The wing model, witha trailing edge control surface, is constructed to have a bending-torsion flutter. The control surface is actuated by a flexure-hinged lead zirconate titanate stack mechanism acting as an aerodynamic effector. The flutter experiments are conducted using a digital controller, implemented in dSPACE DS1104, keeping the wing model at 4 deg angle of attack. The wing response is measured by lead zirconate titanate sensors, which are used to generate the feedback control to vibrate the control surface in antiphase motion with respect to the main surface to introduce active aerodynamic control. It is noticed that both bending and torsion modes are stabilized in dosed-loop configurations. The damping trend of the flutter mode shows an expanded flutter envelope that is estimated to be around 20%. The actuators are operated within 1000 V/mm, though their allowable field13; strength is 1500 V/ mm.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AIAA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Vibration;Flutter;Wings (aircraft);Control surfaces;Active control;Lead zirconate titanates;Surface chemistry; Aerodynamics;Feedback control;Field strength;Wind tunnels; Wind tunnel testing;Subsonic flow;Envelopes;Actuators; Aircraft components;Construction;Torsion;Bending
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Structures Division, Structures Division
    Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
    Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2010 15:11

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