Monthly Archives: October 2023

AEROELASTIC TESTING OF AE2 WT MODEL UNDER GUST EXCITATION

October 23-27, 2023 The large aeroelastic model AE2 has been tested at POLIMI’s Large Wind tunnel under gust excitation. The model, representative of the U-HARWARD project Reference Aircraft with Aspect Ratio = 15, implements the Folding WingTip configuration, i.e. the outer 30% of the wing is connected to the central wing by means of a

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AR20+ WORKSHOP ON HIGH ASPECT RATIO WINGS TECHNOLOGIES AND U-HARWARD FINAL DISSEMINATION EVENT (OCTOBER 5-6, 2023)

5-6 October 2023 The AR20+ workshop on high aspect ratio wings, organized by Imperial College at Brahmal Vasudevan Institute for Sustainable Aviation, Imperial College London, will kindly host the Final Dissemination Event of U-HARWARD project, Friday, October 6, from 13 to 15. It is possible to register for the event free of charge.

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U-Harward Project | Ultra High Aspect Ratio Wing Advanced Research and Designs

U-HARWARD will consider the use of innovative aerodynamic and aeroelastic designs in a multi-fidelity multi-disciplinary optimal design approach to facilitate the development of Ultra-High aspect ratio wings for large transport aircraft. A conceptual design study, building on the current state of the art, will perform trade-off studies to determine the potential gains of different wing configurations and loads alleviation concepts in terms of aerodynamics, weight, noise, fuel-burn and range. Scaled model wind tunnel tests will be used to validate parametric variations in the aerodynamic and acoustic characteristics. Starting from a reference aircraft, the preliminary design of the best candidate configuration will be completed and the estimated gains validated using high fidelity tools and a larger scale aeroelastic test.

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