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16 June 1998 Aeroservoelastic and structural dynamics research on smart structures conducted at NASA Langley Research Center
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An overview of smart structures research currently underway a the NASA Langley Research Center in the areas of aeroservoelasticity and structural dynamics is presented. Analytical and experimental results, plans, potential technology pay-offs, and challenges are discussed. The goal of this research is to develop the enabling technologies to actively and passively control aircraft and rotorcraft vibration and loads using smart devices. These enabling technologies and related research efforts include developing experimentally validated finite element and aeroservoelastic modeling techniques; conducting bench experimental test to assess feasibility and understand system trade-offs; and conducting large-scale wind-tunnel of rotor blades using interdigitated electrode piezoelectric composites and active control of flutter, and gust and buffeting responses using discrete piezoelectric patches. In addition, NASA Langley is an active participant in the DARPA/Air Force Research Laboratory/NASA/Northrop Grumman Smart Wing program which is assessing aerodynamic performance benefits using smart materials.
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Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan, William Keats Wilkie, Robert W. Moses, Renee C. Lake, Jennifer L. Pinkerton-Florance, Carol D. Weiseman, Mercedes C. Reaves, Barmac K. Taleghani, Paul H. Mirick, and Matthew L. Wilbur "Aeroservoelastic and structural dynamics research on smart structures conducted at NASA Langley Research Center", Proc. SPIE 3326, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (16 June 1998);

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