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Gust Load Alleviation techniques assessment on wind tUnnel MOdel of advanced Regional aircraft

Objective

The aim of Gust Load Alleviation techcniques assessment on wind tUnnel MOdel of advanced Regional aircraft (GLAMOUR) proposal is a technological optimisation and experimental validation through an aero-servo-elastic innovative WT model of gust load alleviation control systems for advanced Green Regional Aircraft. The expected benefits of such technologies are mainly the mitigation of gust load responses, the reduction of peak stresses so to potentially decrease sizing loads and consequently increase the weight saving. Most generally, the capability to control the load distribution spanwise could contribute to other global targets such as fatigue lifetime as well aeroelastic and aerodynamic performances.
GLAMOUR project has these main objectives:

- Validate the Load Alleviation techniques based on control architectures defined by ITD member

- Develop of alternative control schemes

- Design and manufacturing of a wind tunnel model representing half GRA aircraft dynamically scaled so to be used for experimental validation purpose. The model will be equipped with active split ailerons and elevator to be used for active control

- Perform wind tunnel test with and without LA controls to validate both the proposed control schemes and the new ones developed by the consortium. To this aim, the wind tunnel proposed for experimental activity will be equipped with an ad hoc developed gust generator so to inspect the whole flight envelope and frequency bandwidth typical of the considered aircraft

- Draw a final assessment on the global benefits achievable using LA technologies in both design and off-design flight conditions.

Apart from the Project management workpackage (WP0), that includes exploitation and dissemination, the tasks to be done inside of the project are included in six workpackages.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2013-01
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 466 031,10
Administrative Contact
Francesco Cecchet (Dr.)

Participants (4)

IBK-INNOVATION GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 432 300
Address
Butendeichsweg 2
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Adden (Dr.)
REVOIND INDUSTRIALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 511 098,15
Address
Via Casale Marcangeli 13
67063 Oricola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paolo Lautizi (Mr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 186 570
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 146 896,44
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)