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Regional turboprop loads control through active and passive technologies

Objective

A number of active and passive Loads Control and Alleviation concepts and technologies will be proposed, developed and evaluated. Aerodynamic design of an innovative spoiler will be undertaken, followed by a detailed aerodynamic characterisation of the spoiler and aileron capability for active loads control alleviation, conducted by means of CFD simulations and Wind Tunnel Tests. Novel passive loads alleviation concepts, such as passively morphing aerofoils using thickness and stiffness tailored skins or memory polymer skins and passively floating flaps, are going to be investigated and evaluated. A structural concept for an aeroelastic winglet for passive loads alleviation in manoeuvres and gusts will be developed.

Coordinator

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 318 975,00
Address
Manton Lane
MK41 7PF Bedford
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Bedford
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 180 375,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00