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Tilt Rotor INlet Innovative Design And Testing

Tilt Rotor INlet Innovative Design And Testing

Objective

The TRINIDAT project adresses the aerodynamic characterization of an already available intake geometry (as supplied by ITD) and optimization of the intake performance by using CFD based optimization tools leading to redesigned high performance intake shapes to be implemented on the Next Generation Civil Tilt Rotor (NGCTR) configuration. A purpose of the optimization is to improve the flow steadiness and uniformity at the Air Intake Plane of the engines such as to comply with the requirements put forward by the engine manufacturer. The initial characterization and optimization will rely on dedicated CFD studies, the final validation will be made with full size model tests in DNW-LLF 6x6 wind tunnel, allowing reliable testing at full scale Mach and Reynolds conditions. For efficient testing of basic and optimized left hand and right hand intake geometries in airplane, helicopter and intermediate Extreme Short Take-Off and Landing mode, a modular wind tunnel model equipped with a remotely controlled tilting forward nacelle part will be designed and manufactured. A remotely controlled highly instrumented rotatable rake will be installed in the model to enable detailed and efficient measurement of the flow at the engine air intake plane. Apart from the aerodynamic optimization of the intakes, the project will also identify icing and snow conditions to be considered for certification and will subsequently analyse the ice and snow effects on the nacelle inlets and ducts to provide early input for anti icing measures that might be needed for NGCTR.
The partners of the consortium, gathering renowned Research Centres (NLR, DNW), 2 Industrials (Deharde, ALTRAN), 1 SME (ADSE) and 1 University (UT), will use their complementary expertise and facilities to provide an optimized inlet geometry for NGCTR, based on CFD and wind tunnel analysis, with high potential for certification in snow/icing conditions.
The TRINIDAT project will last 36 months for a total budget of 3,346,397€.
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Coordinator

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Address

Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059cm Amsterdam

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 733 822,50

Participants (5)

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DEHARDE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 011 403,75

ALTRAN DEUTSCHLAND SAS & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 422 156,25

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 802 300

AIRCRAFT DEVELOPMENT AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (ADSE) BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 143 287,50

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 233 426,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 831810

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2019

  • End date

    31 January 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 346 396,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 346 396,25

Coordinated by:

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands