The unsteady forces and fluid flow structure of a morphing wing are investigated for low Reynolds number (Re) flows, i.e., Re < 20,000. The morphing wing is designed to change shape in the spanwise direction in a controlled manner using internal actuation. The two types of wing morphing are studied in this work, i.e., spanwise bending and spanwise twisting. The wing morphing is named based on the overall shape of the wing after it is dynamically morphed.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Joshi, Kamlesh, "The Fluid Dynamics of a Spanwise-Morphing Wing: An Experimental and Analytical Study" (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1226.