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


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.

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Piazza leonardo da vinci 32
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Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francesco Cecchet (Dr.)
EU contribution
€ 466 031,10

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