Fluid– Structure Interaction of Symmetrical and Cambered Spring-Mounted Wings: Using Various Spring Preloads and Pivot Point Locations

Simon Fels*, Jason Knight, Benjamin Beasley, George Haritos, Andrew Lewis

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Abstract

This book deals with an exciting aeroelastic concept for an adaptive spring-mounted wing subjected to a freestream airflow. This so-called fluid-structure interaction is of particular interest in applications such as motor sports, aerospace or renewable energy sectors. Fluid–structure interactions can, on the one hand, lead to undesirable aerodynamic behaviour or, in extreme cases, to structural failure. On the other hand, improved aerodynamic performance can be achieved if a controlled application within certain limitations is provided. One application is the reduction of drag of road vehicles at higher speeds on a straight, while maintaining downforce at lower speeds during cornering.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEliva Press
Number of pages46
ISBN (Print)9789994982301
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2022

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