Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD)

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TUD is one of the largest and top excellent aerospace engineering institutions in the world, acknowledged by industry and accreditation boards.
As an academic institution, TUD has a high interest to advance the state-of-the-art in A/RPC prediction. The Research Group of Design, Integration and Operations of Aircraft and Rotorcraft (DAR) at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering has a strong researcher experience in the field of helicopter control, wind energy, multi-disciplinary optimisation and parametric modelling using knowledge-based engineering. DAR has participated in EU projects within FP5 – STABOCON, MDO – and FP6 – PEGASUS, UPWIND – and is currently involved in CleanSky/Green Rotorcraft and has also worked on several European collaborative programmes under the auspices of GARTEUR.

TUD’s main tasks in ARISTOTEL focus on

  • reviewing the different definitions used for RPC to come to a more fundamental definition to be used throughout the project
  • collecting a database of historic and recent RPC incidents and their specific triggers
  • contributing to the identification of expected shifts in RPC for future designs
  • the set-up and performance of rigid body RPC predictions with and without pilot in the loop and their validation
  • defining new criteria for RPC prediction
  • contributing to test plans as well as bio-dynamical tests, to the preparation of design guidelines for adequate RPC characteristics as well as to training protocols

Role in the project

  • Coordinator
  • WP 1 leader

Prof. Marilena Pavel (Coordinator)
Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
Kluyverweg 1, 2629HS Delft, Netherlandes
Tel. +31 15 2783992