SADE research continues
TsAGI is continuing to work as part of the international SADE project (SmArt High Lift DEvices for Next Generation Wing) as part of the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. The aim of the project is to research «smart» elements for mechanizing the next generation of wings, in order to increase aerodynamic qualities and fuel efficiency, and reduce noise and harmful emissions in all flight modes — particularly
Within SADE, TsAGI is the organization responsible for a range of computational and experimental work to research a concept for adaptive controls. In particular, the Institute proposed an
To date, various computational and experimental research has been carried out on samples and special models. In addition, scientists plan to test a demonstrator in the
During the tests, TsAGI specialists will measure the distribution of pressure and the
To date, the experimental production department of TsAGI’s research and production complex has finished making the wing box, the splitter plates and a support mechanism for the demonstrator model. Three sections of the adaptive leading edge have also been supplied and assembly is underway. Delivery of the flap and final assembly of the model is planned for April. The scientists tentatively plan to carry out tests in the wind tunnel in June.