European Commission logo
español español
CORDIS - Resultados de investigaciones de la UE
CORDIS
Contenido archivado el 2024-05-30

Active Gurney Flap

Objetivo

"A huge effort has been dedicated to improving the performance of aircraft propellers, as well as of aerodynamics surfaces, having in mind the maximization of the overall efficiency and reduction of the fuel consumption.
In that sense, blade morphing technologies have become a must for long term developments. In meanwhile, however, the effects of several smaller changes have been investigated with very good preliminary results, such as, Gurney flaps and other trailing edges.

In this project, Active Space Technologies (AST) proposes to develop a new concept of an Active Gurney Flap (AGF) in collaboration with the Green Rotorcraft Consortium (GRC1). The project scope is the complete design and manufacturing of the controller, actuator and Gurney flap mechanism, which will be assembled in a set of four scaled model helicopter blade and tested in a wind tunnel. The AGF system must be compliant with a set of challenging system requirements related with the actuation frequency (60Hz), the required maximum deployed extension (3% of the blade chord), the limited available room at the flap location (about 1.5 mm) and the Gurney flap movement perpendicular to the blade surface."

Convocatoria de propuestas

SP1-JTI-CS-2011-02
Consulte otros proyectos de esta convocatoria

Coordinador

Active Space Technologies, Actividades Aeroespaciais S.A.
Aportación de la UE
€ 202 422,50
Dirección
PARQUE INDUSTRIAL DE TAVEIRO LOTE 12
3045 508 COIMBRA
Portugal

Ver en el mapa

Región
Continente Centro (PT) Região de Coimbra
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Abel Mendes (Mr.)
Enlaces
Coste total
Sin datos