Kim wins two best paper awards at the SPIE conference, March 2019

Congratulations to Kim for winning the Best Student Paper first place prize and Best Student Paper second place prize for the Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication at the SPIE 2019 conference in Denver, Colorado (March 2019) ! Kim presented her paper “Adaptive and compliant wing tip devices enabled by additive manufacturing and multi-stable structures”. She presented a bio-inspired segmented wingtip concept for lift enhancement enabled by passive structural tailoring and active bi-stable truss mechanisms.

Conceptual design of an adaptive multi-wingtip system that utilizes bend-twist coupled composite wingtips to passively control wingtip incidence and dihedral angles and a bistable mechanism to actively control wingtip gap spacing.