The Fish Bone Active Camber (FishBAC) is a compliance-based morphing trailing edge device that represents an alternative to traditional trailing edge hinged control surfaces. Capable of generating large, smooth and continuous changes in camber (i.e. without gaps and/or surface discontinuities), the FishBAC has the potential to reduce aircraft fuel consumption and noise. To predict the structural and aerodynamic behaviour of this device, a fluid-structure interaction (FSI) routine-based on a Mindlin-Reissner Plate structural model and a coupled, viscous corrected 2D panel method and 3D lifting line aerodynamic model-has been developed. This paper presents a design case study where this FSI model is used to study the FishBAC's capability to control spanwise aerodynamic loads.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 16 Aug 2019
Event22nd International Conference on Composite Materials: ICCM22 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201916 Aug 2019


Conference22nd International Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleICCM22
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Structured keywords

  • Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS


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