DESIGN, MANUFACTURING, AND DELIVERY OF AEROELASTIC MODEL AE1
The aeroelastic wind tunnel model named AE1 represents a constant Froude scaled model of the strut-braced wing configuration including both wing and structure. It is conceived for the preliminary low speed flutter investigations and for a limited number of sensitivity analysis. The model has been conceived by ONERA, POLIMI and IBK, while the mechanical design was in charge of IBK. The model has been delivered to POLIMI last April 18, 2023. The following movies show the CAD model as well some images taken during the manufacturing phase
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.