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Helicopter noise and vibration reduction (HELINOVI)

Objective

HeliNoVi will investigate the potential of tail-rotor noise and helicopter vibration reduction by modifying important design parameters such as the position of the tail rotor, the sense of rotation and its rotations speed, as well as the main-rotor to fuselage distance. This investigation will be supported by unique wind tunnel tests on an available scaled-down model of the full helicopter configuration, full scale flight tests and extensive use of validated design prediction codes covering the complete range of modeling alternatives ranging from comprehensive up to advanced CFD codes. Pre-test calculations will be performed prior to code-to-test validation for both noise and vibration predictions, ensuring their assessment as well as their eventual improvement.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

N/A

Participants (9)

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address

81663 Muenchen
EUROCOPTER S.A.S.
France
Address
Aeroport International Marseille
13725 Marignane
GERMAN - DUTCH WIND TUNNEL
Netherlands
Address
31,Voorsterweg 31
8316 PR Marknesse
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS*ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
Greece
Address
Heroon Polytechniou Str. , 9
15773 Athens
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cody Technology Park, Ively Road
GU14 0LX Farnborough
SENER INGENIERIA Y SISTEMAS SA
Spain
Address
Av. Zugazarte, 56
48930 Las Arenas
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
2,Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
VIBRATEC S.A.
France
Address
6,Chemin Du Petit Bois 28
69131 Ecully