Smart Mater. Struct. volume 24, issue 12, P125027 2015 DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/24/12/125027 View full text
B Gramüller, H Köke, C Hühne

Abstract: Providing the possibility to develop energy-efficient, lightweight adaptive components, Pressure-Actuated Cellular Structures (PACS) are primarily conceived for aeronautics applications. The realization of shape-variable flaps and even airfoils provides the potential to safe weight, increase aerodynamic efficiency and enhance agility. The herein presented holistic design process points out and describes the necessary steps for designing a real-life PACS structure, from the computation of truss geometry to the …

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