Agusta-Westlang UK, Airborne Composites, NLR, LMS
ir. Pieter de Jong
Alexandre Paternoster MSc.
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.
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The following MSc project, related to this research are ongoing or finished.