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HIGH speed civil Tilt Rotor wInd tunnel Project

Objective

The aerodynamic configuration of the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor needs to be characterized at high speed by a dedicated wind tunnel test campaign.
HIGHTRIP will design a new model based on NICETRIP design philosophy, re-using the new (instrumented) NEXTTRIP empennages. If complete re-use is not feasible, basic design, balances and remote controls will be re-used to limit the costs. Consequently, the exact model scale will result from sizing NEXTTRIP empennage to the NGCTR-TD geometry.
To provide full scale Reynolds number data and perform aerodynamic characteristics analysis at high speeds and full scale conditions, extrapolation to full scale Reynolds numbers will be done by CFD.
The HIGHTRIP project proposes to use the ONERA S1MA large wind tunnel facility, to enable the application of remotely controlled surfaces and nacelles with small wind tunnel interference covering the complete Mach envelop. Within the FP6 project NICETRIP a 1/5th scale full-span, powered wind tunnel model has been designed and tested. This model will be reused and equipped with two new T- and V- shaped empennage configurations based on the NGCTR-TD and tested at low speed conditions within the project NEXTTRIP, managed by NLR. The design and manufacturing of the new NEXTTRIP empennages and especially their remote controls and instrumentation will envisage usage for higher speeds in the HIGHTRIP project.
HIGHTRIP partners, NLR, ILOT, PW and ST will work together during 36 months for a total grant request of 3,495,243€, to design and manufacture new fuselage and new wing in the HIGHTRIP model, based on the NEXTTRIP and NICETRIP parts.
NLR will subcontract the non-powered high speed wind tunnel test to ONERA-S1MA, resulting in a data package (on model scale) corrected for wind tunnel effects. NLR will analyse the wind tunnel data and perform the required extrapolation to the full scale Reynolds numbers to support the topic manager for full scale developmenst of the NGCTR TD.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP07-2017-02
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 796 868,75

Participants (3)

SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ-INSTYTUTLOTNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 197 500
Address
Ul. Al Krakowska 110/114
02 256 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
SZELIGA GREGORZ
Poland
EU contribution
€ 250 125
Address
Wola Mielecka 155
39 300 Mielec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DARIUSZ DABKOWSKI
Poland
EU contribution
€ 250 750
Address
Ksiaznice 28
39-300 Mielec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)