|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/53B ; 137/151 ; 244/219|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 9 인용 특허 : 8|
An inlet having a single-piece, flexible inlet ramp skin is disclosed. A corrugated member is rigidly coupled to the interior surface of the ramp skin to hold the skin rigid in one direction but permit it to be extremely flexible in a second direction. A plurality of beams extend perpendicular to the ridges and grooves of the corrugated member to hold the skin in position in the second direction. Mechanical actuators are coupled to the beams for applying force to vary the shape of the beams and thus the shape of the ramp skin. The inlet area is varied as...
An inlet for an aircraft engine comprising: a cowl; a ramp assembly having a single, continuous, flexible skin member, when not deformed, being formed in a selected shape corresponding to an intermediate speed of an aircraft; and a plurality of actuator means coupled to said ramp assembly for elastically deforming said skin member in a first direction to increase the area of inlet and in a second direction to decrease the area of said inlet.