Dear All, we would kindly share very good news today: our research in bioinspired morphing wings is continuing after the H2020-SMS project in the recently granted HORIZON-2023-PATHFINDER-Project N° 101129952 BEALIVE-“Bioinspired Electroactive Aeronautical Live skin”. It will develop new morphing concepts allowing an even higher aerodynamic performance increase and noise reduction thanks to an electroactive “live skin” operating in a high number of DoF. It will be applied in laboratory and full scale design and will be adapted in all flight phases. The partnership includes: INPT (Coordinator), ONERA, UNISTRA, NTUA, POLIMI, STN and CFSE.
Please visit the public part of the project’s web site where an important Dissemination and Communication activity can be found, as well as the aerodynamic performance increase and major outcomes of the project in respect of new disruptive wing designs leading to an considerable increase of the aerodynamic performance and of noise reduction.
The SMARTWING MORPHING CENTRE is involved in the organisation of the ERCOFTAC Symposium “Unsteady Separation in Fluid-Structure Interaction”, including applications in Smart wing design, to be held in June 2013, 17-21 in Mykonos, Greece.
Photos of the preparatory SMARTWING meeting on the 1st of March 2012 at IMFT and of the kick-off meeting of SMARTWING on the 30st of March 2012 at IMFT.