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Design and Development of an Experimental Aeroelastic Test Rig

Mohd. Rafie, A. S. and Attaran, A. and Majid, D. L. and Basri, S. (2006) Design and Development of an Experimental Aeroelastic Test Rig. In: 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology, 3-5 July 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Aeroelasticity has played an important role in the design and testing of almost every new flight vehicle. As such, wind tunnel tests in aeroelasticity are widely conducted to determine and understand the physics of aeroelastic phenomena such as flutter and divergence so that they could be taken into account during the design stage. This paper describes and presents the design and development of an aeroelastic test rig to be used in conjunction with the existing 1m by 1m low speed wind tunnel. The test rig comprises a frame, rotating disk, brake system, and universal clamp. The proposed test rig is designed for testing of cantilevered model, which can be as simple as a beam model to a more complicated scaled-down actual wing model subject to the existing wind tunnel constraints. The test rig will also have the ability to rotate the model at various angles of attack.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Experimental Aeroelasticity; Test Rig
Subjects:T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:244
Deposited On:15 Feb 2007 03:29
Last Modified:24 Aug 2017 00:34

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