Tow-Steered Composite Wing Designs (image) University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center Share Print E-Mail Caption Tow-steered composites can reduce the structural weight of an aircraft by 10 percent while reducing fuel burn by 0.4 percent. NASA is building a prototype of a tow-steered wing box for a scale test at the Armstrong research center. Above, a variety of tow-steered designs developed by Martins. Credit Joaquim Martins, Timothy Brooks (UM) and Graeme Kennedy (Georgia Tech) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.