Piezo-sensors for in-situ boundary layer monitoring on morphing wings: Development, validation and implementation

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Abstract

This thesis describes the development, validation and implementation of piezoelectric flow sensors. These sensors are meant to measure flow phenomena such as transition and separation in the boundary layer of an aircraft wing. Such information can be used
as input variables to a control loop to push laminar-to-turbulent transition towards the trailing edge of a wing, thereby reducing the overall skin friction drag. The developed sensors are installed in the SmartX wing, which is a morphing wing developed at the
Delft University of Technology (TUD).
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van der Zwaag, S., Supervisor
  • De Breuker, R., Supervisor
Award date29 Oct 2021
Print ISBNs978-94-6421-490-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Piezoelectricmaterials
  • Laminar-to-turbulent transition
  • Sensors

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