Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Macro Fiber Composites (MFC) are smart materials that have one or more properties that can be altered by an external stimulus such as magnetic and electric fields, temperature and pH, in order to meet specific requirements or conditions. Today, smart materials are used in a variety of applications in the aerospace industry, locomotives, and in the medical field to generate better performance for its devices. The objective of this paper is to describe an experiment on morphing a wing using MFCs. The materials needed to achieve this project are illustrated in the experimental setup of this paper. Additionally, the author expects to be able to morph the wing of the aircraft and compare its acquired data to that of a general aircraft to determine which one has the best performance.
Ofori-Atta, Kelvin P.
"Morphing Wings Using Macro Fiber Composites,"
McNair Scholars Research Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/mcnair/vol1/iss1/10