JU Clean Sky – ITD Green Rotor Craft 1

Duration

Start: 2008

End: 2015

Partners

Agusta-Westlang UK, Airborne Composites, NLR, LMS

Staff

ir. Pieter de Jong

Alexandre Paternoster MSc.

dr.ir. Richard Loendersloot

Description

Smart helicopterblades are investigated within the framework of the Innovative Technology Development Green Rotor Craft. The aim is to increase the efficiency of a rotor craft, reduce its environmental impact in both noise pollution and fuel consumption reduction. In addition methods are being developed to power structural health monitoring systems to increase the blades effective service life and prevent premature replacement. This further reduces the use of material sources and energy consumption for manufacturing components over the helicopter’s lifetime.

And so on.

MSc projects

The following MSc project, related to this research are ongoing or finished.

Ongoing

Finished