WIND TUNNEL AERODINAMIC TEST OF MODEL AA SUCCESFULLY COMPLETED!
14 July 2023
Middle July 2023 the aerodynamic test campaign of model AA has been successfully completed. Different angle of attack and side, together with three angles of attack of htail, have been tested for a total of more than 500 test points.
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.