Abstract This work introduces the design and manufacturing of a wingbox based on a cellular hexagonal morphology, and produced using kirigami techniques. The wingbox is manufactured in autoclave-cured woven kevlar fabric using ply-cutting patterns designed around an airfoil profile. The cellular wingbox can be completely of partially folded, providing some shape adapting capabilities for possible morphing applications. A numerical and analytical evaluation of the torsional stiffness of the wingbox with novel elastomeric face skins is also performed.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Cellular Kirigami Morphing Wingbox Concept|
|Pages (from-to)||935 - 944|
|Journal||Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|