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ANALYSIS OF THE AERODYNAMICALLY DEPLOYABLE WINGS AND PAYLOAD SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF THE MONO TILTROTOR

dc.contributor.advisorLeishman, Gordonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSamsock, John Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-22T05:37:06Z
dc.date.available2007-06-22T05:37:06Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/6910
dc.description.abstractThe Mono Tiltrotor (MTR) is a new VTOL concept, proposed to meet heavy lift rotorcraft requirements. The premise of the MTR is a tilting coaxial rotor system for lifting and propulsion, along with aerodynamically deployable fixed-wings for long-range cruise. The symmetric and controlled self-deployment of these wings is a critical design feature of the MTR concept. To this end, a mathematical model was developed to predict the optimal wing hinge geometry to obtain satisfactory wing deployment. The wing hinge design was then used to design and build a functional model that was tested in the University of Maryland's Glenn L. Martin wind tunnel. The measurements showed that with suitable design features, the symmetric and controlled deployment of the wings is possible using aerodynamic means alone. The mathematical model was then validated against measured wind tunnel data. A Finite Element Methods analysis of the suspended payload support structure was also developed.en_US
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dc.titleANALYSIS OF THE AERODYNAMICALLY DEPLOYABLE WINGS AND PAYLOAD SUPPORT STRUCTURE OF THE MONO TILTROTORen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAerospace Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEngineering, Aerospaceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMono Tiltrotoren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAerodynamically Deployable Wingsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledFEMen_US


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