Abstract Title

Application of Shape Memory Alloys to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Faculty Mentor Name

David B. Lanning, Jr.

Format Preference

Poster

Abstract

The feasibility and effectiveness of implementing “smart” materials on UAVs has been investigated by the authors over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year. This study has consisted of characterizing the fatigue behavior of nitinol shape memory alloy components and the design and construction of experimental adaptive aircraft systems. A 30”x40” poster and demonstrations of test hardware will be presented at Discovery Day demonstrating the accomplishments of this student-run project. The success of this project was enabled by IGNITE funding received to support our efforts throughout the year. To date, this project has led to significant improvements to the research capabilities of the university and future work will include testing a working flight test article.

Poster Presentation

IGNITE GRANT AWARD

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Application of Shape Memory Alloys to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

AC1-ATRIUM

The feasibility and effectiveness of implementing “smart” materials on UAVs has been investigated by the authors over the course of the 2015-2016 academic year. This study has consisted of characterizing the fatigue behavior of nitinol shape memory alloy components and the design and construction of experimental adaptive aircraft systems. A 30”x40” poster and demonstrations of test hardware will be presented at Discovery Day demonstrating the accomplishments of this student-run project. The success of this project was enabled by IGNITE funding received to support our efforts throughout the year. To date, this project has led to significant improvements to the research capabilities of the university and future work will include testing a working flight test article.

Poster Presentation

IGNITE GRANT AWARD