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ED13-0325-025

Ken Ulbrich and Monroe Conner2013-09-11

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Long, thin, high-aspect-ratio wings are considered crucial to the design of future long-range aircraft, including fuel-efficient airliners and cargo transports. Unlike the short, stiff wings found on most aircraft today, slender, flexible airfoils are susceptible to uncontrollable vibrations, known as flutter, and may be stressed by bending forces from wind gusts and atmospheric turbulence. To improve ride quality, efficiency, safety, and the long-term health of flexible aircraft structures, NASA is using the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed (MUTT) to investigate key technologies for active flutter suppression and gust-load alleviation.

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  • Title: ED13-0325-025
  • Creator: Ken Ulbrich, Monroe Conner
  • Date Created: 2013-09-11
  • Location: NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA
  • Rights: AFRC
  • Album: mconner

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