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Morphing Air Vehicle Concepts

2010-06-10
Özgen, Serkan
Yaman, Yavuz
Şahin, Melin
Güçlü, Seber
Körpe, Durmuş Sinan
Evren, Sakarya
Erdoğan Tolga, İnsuyu
Ünlüsoy, Levent
Bayram, Göknur
Uludağ, Yusuf
Yılmaz, Ayşen
This article summarizes the current level and trends in the emerging Morphing Air Vehicle Technology. The worldwide status of the research is introduced together with proposals related to the design and development of such vehicles from aerodynamics, flight mechanics, material sciences, and structures points of view. Part I introduces the morphing concept and its potential. Part II summarizes the present technological level, while Part III discusses technological challenges and solution proposals.