An experimental study on gust load alleviation using passive ventilation wing concept

Yasuhiro Tani, Shuhei Seki, Shigeru Aso

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To reduce the gust load on aircraft wings, a new gust load alleviation method using passive ventilation concept with porous surface and deflectable vanes has been proposed. To confirm the effect of this concept, low speed wind tunnel test was conducted on the wing models with two types of gust load alleviation mechanisms. To measure the gust response aerodynamic forces, a gust generator was installed to a low speed wind tunnel in Kyushu University. Three component aerodynamic forces were measured for the steady flow and unsteady gust flow conditions, and it was confirmed that the proposed concept provides the reduction of gust load for aircraft wings with simple mechanisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105241
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2018Jan 12 2018

Publication series

NameAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018


OtherAIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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