Abstract Title

Additive Manufacturing Wing Experimentation

Authors' Class Standing

Sophomore

Lead Presenter's Name

Matthew Schmidt

Faculty Mentor Name

Michelle Restivo

Abstract

This research is being conducted to determine the effects of different wing variations on the efficiencies of aircraft wings. The designs will be created using a 3D printer with fused filament techniques and then tested against the variations of the original design. The different variations of wings will be attached to a base body, and then fired off a launch ramp with dropped weights and a pullet system. The data will be drawn from these tests with radar and measurement techniques and will form the basis of our conclusion. Each additional test will be run with a slight variation on the control to best observe how the changes affect the flight of our glider. Our expected result is that the dimples will help the glide distance and the efficiencies. The results of this research could be applied to large scale, if our hypothesis is correct.

Location

Flight Deck

Start Date

9-4-2014 10:00 AM

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Additive Manufacturing Wing Experimentation

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This research is being conducted to determine the effects of different wing variations on the efficiencies of aircraft wings. The designs will be created using a 3D printer with fused filament techniques and then tested against the variations of the original design. The different variations of wings will be attached to a base body, and then fired off a launch ramp with dropped weights and a pullet system. The data will be drawn from these tests with radar and measurement techniques and will form the basis of our conclusion. Each additional test will be run with a slight variation on the control to best observe how the changes affect the flight of our glider. Our expected result is that the dimples will help the glide distance and the efficiencies. The results of this research could be applied to large scale, if our hypothesis is correct.