Students1: Delft University of Technology: J.A. Dekker, J.J.C. Smolders, J.T. Dass, L. Wagtho, O. van der Meer, R. Farhoudi
Queen’s University Belfast: G.A. Orr, C.N. O’Flaherty, W.J. Orr, J.C. Evans, P. Kelly, R.T. Walsh
Project tutor: dr.ir. G.N. Saunders (TU Delft), prof.dr. R. Curran (QUB)
Coaches: dr. J. Early, dr. R. Cooper (QUB), dr.ir. O.K. Bergsma (TU Delft)
Over the last few decades aviation has grown significantly. Air transport has become a very efficient and safe way of travelling. This increase in air transport comes with a drawback. A rising awareness of the general public about environmental sustainability will imply new constraints on air traffic. Aircraft should be fuel efficient, have low environmental impact and be quiet. Therefore the design of new aircraft should emphasise two primary requirements, high cruise efficiency for fuel consumption and low take off and landing noise. This results in one of the design traits of Morpheus, incorporating cutting-edge morphing technologies.
The paper of this project is available as a PDF-document here.