Inflatable Structures

Past Work:

Studied pressure induced prestress stiffness inflatable wing and aeroelastic responses including static aeroelastic deformations and flutter of inflatable wings (Dyneema and Nylon 2B wing model)

More details can be found in the following papers:

  • Zhao, W., Miglani, J., Desai, S., Kapania, R. K., Schetz, J. A., Aris, A. and Panwar, S. S., “Structural and Aeroelastic Design, Analysis, and Experiments of Inflatable Airborne Wings,” AIAA SciTech 2021, January, 2021, Virtual Event, AIAA 2021-1817, [DOI:10.2514/6.2021-1817]

  • Shardul Panwar, Rikin Gupta, Azwan Aris, Taewoo Nam, Jitish Miglani, Wei Zhao, Rakesh Kapania, "3D-Photogrammetric Modal Testing and Data Analysis of a Cantilevered Inflatable Wing," AIAA SciTech forum 2022 (Accepted)

Ongoing Research:

Wrinkling of inflated structure