NVvL lezing 'Morphing technology and their development' op 18 september 2014


Morphing technologies and their development

are we morphing in the right direction?


Roeland de Breuker (Delft University of Technology)


Donderdag 18 september 2014 (19:00 – 21:30 uur)


Hogeschool Inholland, locatie Delft

Rotterdamseweg 141, 2628 AL Delft (auditorium)

Morphing bares a great potential to combine the capability to perform flight control, to adapt aircraft configuration to multipoint mission requirements or even to adapt the aircraft to unplanned situations efficiently.
It is interesting to note that morphing aircraft technology has existed since   the dawn of aviation. Otto Lilienthal already used morphing in his glider experiments at the end of the 19th century.
Morphing concepts have been developed throughout the history of aviation, however, a more coordinated and dedicated research effort was only  initiated in the late 1980s early 1990s in the USA, and later in Europe as well. This lecture introduces the concept of morphing, and why it can lead to superior aircraft compared to a conventional aircraft. The lecture will cover a wide variety of aircraft types, ranging from uninhabited aerial vehicles (UAVs) and military aircraft to commercial airliners. The challenges arising from introducing morphing to aircraft are explained and potential solutions are presented. The lecture is concluded by an outlook for morphing whether it stands a chance to become the future aircraft technology indeed.

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