Aeroelastically Tailored Wing Structures (ATWIST)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX13CL20P
Agency Tracking Number: 124236
Amount: $124,973.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A3.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
MA, Cambridge, MA, 02142-1494
DUNS: 604717165
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Benjamin Smith
 Structures Analysis Res Eng
 (617) 229-6781
Business Contact
 Scott Hart
Title: Financial Analyst
Phone: (617) 500-4892
Research Institution
Aurora will develop a novel composite sandwich structure that is capable of providing a coupled bending-torsional stiffness with nonlinear elastic effects, capable of achieving a tailored aeroelastic response over a wide range of flight conditions. Such a structure will make use of an additive manufactured core with highly tailored and optimized cellular substructure. The cellular structure will be functionally graded in the spanwise and chordwise directions to provide a coupled bending-torsional stiffness response. Fiber reinforced composite facesheets will provide strength. Utilizing the core structure to couple the bending-torsional stiffness of the composite may allow the composite to remain balanced and symmetric, thus avoiding induced stresses and/or warping during manufacturing.

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