Numerical and experimental studies at the University of Bristol, in collaboration with Airbus, have considered the effect of floating folding wingtips on aircraft rolling behaviour. The work has built upon previous investigations to demonstrate the benefits of “Semi-Aeroelastic Hinge” devices to enable reduced drag through increased aspect ratios whilst passively reducing the gust loads. These […]
The development of more electric aircraft (MEA) components and systems is a major area of research to help achieve carbon, nitrogen oxide and noise reduction targets.
Queen’s University Belfast are currently working on MACANTA, an EPSRC project that has resulted in fully-tailorable energy-efficient heating, which can be used as a de-icing device.
The University of Bristol are working with Airbus to perform low-speed wind tunnel tests on a very flexible 2.4m long model wing.
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