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GURNEY FLAP ACTUATOR AND MECHANISM FOR A FULL SCALE HELICOPTER ROTOR BLADE

Objective

"Microtecnica SrL (MT) have brought together industry leading expertise to support the design and
development of a full scale Active Gurney Flap (AGF) system. The team have a combination of relevant experience in blade actuation across a range of technologies together with significant capabilities in fundamental engineering analysis to support a comprehensive review of potential solutions. The proposal reflects the joint desire of offering a risk managed baseline approach as well as ensuring all potential candidate solutions are assessed as part of the initial development task.
The consortium is lead by MT who provide the technical and programme management and the detail design and manufacture of the wind tunnel and whirl test hardware. MT will be supported by Microtecnica Actuation Technologies (MAT), University of Bristol and the “Politecnico di Torino” based in Turin. The team ensures a balance of technical depth together with a commitment and capability to exploit technology for commercial gain."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2010-04
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

MICROTECNICA SRL
Address
Piazza Arturo Graf 147
10126 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 159 537,98
Administrative Contact
Paolo Osella (Mr.)

Participants (3)

MICROTECNICA ACTUATION TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 65 167,02
Address
"Coombe Lodge, Bourne Lane"
BS40 7RG Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Collins (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 122 268
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Phil Mellor (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 24 090
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Maggiore (Prof.)