SABRE Project special session at the AIAA SciTech Forum in Orlando, Florida
20 January 2020
At the AIAA SciTech 2020 conference and forum, the SABRE team presented their research in a dedicated special session.
The annual SciTech Forum and Exposition is the largest conference world-wide devoted to aerospace science and technology. This year the conference took place from 6 to 10 January 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The focus was on exploring the aerospace industry’s contributions to a sustainable future. The conference attracted over 5000 participants, and over 2500 technical presentations were given on the latest innovations spanning 50 aerospace research topics that will drive future advancements in the industry.
The SABRE session entitled 'AS-04: Morphing Rotor Blades' was chaired by Dr Benjamin Woods from the Bristol Composites Institute, and it took place on 8 January between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm. The SABRE consortium presented 6 technical papers. There was also an additional technical paper presented on 7 January at 10.30 am in the SD-05 Structural Dynamics of Beams and Plates session.
The Morphing Rotor Blades special session was well attended, and it generated great interest and much further discussion.
The papers presented at the conference by members of the SABRE Consortium were as follows:
University of Bristol
- Benjamin Woods (presenting on behalf of Vaclav Ondra): A Beam-Tendon System with an Eccentrically Mounted Tendon: Parametric Studies
(Session: SD-05 Structural Dynamics of Beams and Plates on 7 January 2020, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm)
- Stephane Fournier: Wind Tunnel Comparison of Flapped and FishBAC Camber Variation for Lift Control
- Andres Rivero Bracho: Numerically Efficient Three-Dimensional Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis for Composite Camber Morphing Aerostructures
- Salvatore Ameduri: Shape Memory Alloys Compact Actuators for Aerodynamic Surfaces Twisting
- Juergen Rauleder and Amine Abdelmoula: Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Dynamic Camber Variation on the Airfoil Characteristics of a Pitching Rotor Airfoil
Swansea University and University of Bristol
- Benjamin Woods (presenting on behalf of Chen Wang): Passive Energy Balancing for Morphing Rotorcraft Actuation: Integration and optimisation