TAILTEST - Development of a multipurpose test rig and validation of an innovative rotorcraft vertical tail

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PROJECT TITLE:

Development of a multipurpose test rig and validation of an innovative rotorcraft vertical tail​ (TAILTEST)


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

The overall objectives of TAILTEST project are to perform structural tests to support the certification process of a rotorcraft tail and to develop and validate advanced numerical models for the simulation of debonding propagation in structural joints.
A multipurpose test rig is required to serve the purposes of performing rotorcraft vertical tail structural tests, as well as, testing of representative structural joints (e.g. fin spar to skin). The starting point of the technical developments of TAILTEST will be the design and manufacturing of this multipurpose test rig.

The results of the tests performed using the multipurpose test rig will support the certification process of the innovative fin, and  for the validation of the fin global FE model.


PARTICIPANTS:

VZLU, ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS


IDENTIFICATION CODE:

865123


PROJECT DURATION:

11/2019 – 06/2023


HEAD INVESTIGATOR FOR VZLU:

Dr. Roman Růžek, Pevnost konstrukcí, VZLÚ