Engineers from NASA and Boeing have successfully used shape memory alloys (SMA) to move a full-sized wing section of an F/A-18 Hornet. This test is part of a project investigating the use of shape memory alloys to fold aircraft wings in flight for enhanced aircraft performance. " /> NASA Uses Shape Memory Alloys to Fold F-18 Aircraft Wing - Tech Briefs

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NASA Uses Shape Memory Alloys to Fold F-18 Aircraft Wing

Engineers from NASA and Boeing have successfully used shape memory alloys (SMA) to move a full-sized wing section of an F/A-18 Hornet. This test is part of a project investigating the use of shape memory alloys to fold aircraft wings in flight for enhanced aircraft performance.