The present invention relates to a method for actively deforming, by feedback control, an aerodynamic profile comprising an elastic material, applied to a part of the surface of the aerodynamic profile, said elastic material being in contact with a fluid flow; said elastic material being able to be deformed by one or more shape memory actuators placed in contact with the elastic material, said actuators being controlled by a computer connected to sensors. This method applies notably to a deformation of an aerofoil of a wing of an aircraft in flight, notably subsonic.

Title
Method for actively deforming an aerodynamic profile
Application Number
12/993391
Publication Number
20110224846
Application Date
February 2, 2009
Publication Date
September 15, 2011
Inventor
Prénoms Georges Henri Simon
IPC
G05D 01/00
B64C 11/00
G01C 23/00
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