Aerodynamic efficiency of turboprop wings
The airline industry is continuously evolving to manage the increased passenger traffic for short routes. Versatile and cost-effective turboprops are lately enjoying a comeback, helping airlines create more routes. The EU-funded project ESTRO is carrying out extensive wind tunnel testing to evaluate the wing aerodynamic efficiency of the recently introduced 90-seat turboprop aircraft. The focus will be on testing laminar flow and wing loading at medium/high Mach numbers (up to 0.67) and wind tunnel Reynolds numbers in the region of 10 to 11 million. Computer models will complement experimental work by validating experimental results.
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Funding SchemeCS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action