Structure Form-Finding and Materials Lofting of Inflatable Wing
It is more difficult relatively of inflatable wing structure form-finding and molding. Baffles are the major control factors of wing aerodynamic shape maintaining. The article analyzes the limitations of span-wise baffles structure. Afterward, inflatable deformation of chord-wise baffles structure has been analyzed, applying finite element method, the lofting size of the baffles material has been calculated, and the inflatable wing molding technology has been identified according the principle of aerodynamic shape accuracy – the lightest weight.
Xie Yi and Li Mi
J. Li et al., "Structure Form-Finding and Materials Lofting of Inflatable Wing", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 129-131, pp. 592-596, 2010