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Preparation and execution of the NICETRIP low- and high-speed wind tunnel tests

Schneider, Oliver and Przybilla, Michael and Mainz, Henning and Brehl, Erik and Govers, Yves and Ragazzi, Andrea and Maisano, Giorgio (2016) Preparation and execution of the NICETRIP low- and high-speed wind tunnel tests. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 7 (2), pp. 167-184. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s13272-016-0192-5. ISSN 1869-5590.

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The present paper reports the preparation and execution of high- and low-speed wind tunnel tests of the tilt-rotor project NICETRIP. Within the NICETRIP project (Novel Innovative Competitive Effective Tilt Rotor Integrated Project), co-funded by the EU, wind tunnel tests were conducted for a heavily instrumented 1:5 scale model of a tilt-rotor aircraft (3.5 m wingspan, 1.48 m diameter rotors) based on the ERICA concept (Enhanced Rotorcraft Innovative Concept Achievement). The current paper provides an overview of the contributions of DLR to the low- and high-speed wind tunnel tests performed at DNW-LLF (German-Dutch Wind Tunnels Large Low-speed Facility) in 2013 and at ONERA-S1MA in 2014. It gives detailed information about the preparation activities, the model hardware and its control, the necessary adaptations for the model preparation at DLR, and results of the ground vibration tests. Additionally, the data acquisition and monitoring during the wind tunnel experiments, the trimming of the model in the wind tunnel and the conducted tests are described, including encountered problems and how they were solved. In the last section, some representative test results are shown.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104035/
Document Type:Article
Title:Preparation and execution of the NICETRIP low- and high-speed wind tunnel tests
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schneider, OliverOliver.Schneider (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-0229-0756
Przybilla, Michaelmichael.przybilla (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Mainz, Henninghenning.mainz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Brehl, Erikerik.brehl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Govers, Yvesyves.govers (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Ragazzi, Andreaandrea.ragazzi (at) agustawestland.comUNSPECIFIED
Maisano, Giorgiogiorgio.maisano (at) agustawestland.comUNSPECIFIED
Date:April 2016
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/s13272-016-0192-5
Page Range:pp. 167-184
Keywords:Tilt-rotor – Wind tunnel test – NICETRIP – Aerodynamics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Innovative Rotorcraft (old)
Location: Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Systems > Rotorcraft
Institute of Aeroelasticity > Structural Dynamics and System Identification
Deposited By: Schneider, Oliver
Deposited On:13 Jun 2016 15:55
Last Modified:08 Mar 2018 19:01

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