SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: Abigail Kuchan
TIME: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
PLACE: MARC Building, 431
TITLE: The Integration of Active Flow Control Devices into Composite Wing Flaps
COMMITTEE: Dr. Jonathan Colton, Chair (ME)
Dr. Ari Glezer (ME)
Dr. Steven Danyluk (ME)


This thesis will present seven active flow control (AFC) device integration design concepts, which reduce the complications from using current integration methods on composite wing flaps. The concepts are based on four design requirements: aerodynamics, manufacturing, maintenance, and structure. Prototypes for the active flow control devices and the composite wing flaps were used to help assess the manufacturing process for each design and to assist in further design refinement. The design concepts were evaluated based on the design requirements to determine the most applicable integration design concept. The final design concept was determined to be the vertically inserted AFC foam core design.