Stirling Presents at the 5th EASN Workshop


Between the 2nd -4th September 2015, two members of Stirling’s Aerospace Technical Services engineering team are presenting papers at the 5th EASN Workshop on Aerostructures in Manchester. The EASN Workshop is designed to offer a forum for discussion and exchange of information about state-of-the-art research and development activities. The goal of the workshop is to share high quality, current achievements and new upstream ideas from running or recently completed European and International research activities in Aeronautics and Air Transport..

Stirling Engineer, Lorenz Vandewaeter is presenting “Dynamic Simulation of Aircraft Ditching: Development and Verification of a Software Tool” which highlights Stirling’s latest work on aircraft ditching simulation. The project is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Southampton and is part funded by the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP). The goal of the project is to develop a tool that can predict the loads acting on aircraft when it lands in water and hence determine whether the structure can safely withstand the impact. Aside from Lorenz, the other Stirling authors on the paper include Antonino Bonanni, Caroline Havill, Lyn Cropper and Simon Hancock, together with James Blake, Dominic Taunton and Prin Kanyoo from University of Southampton.

The additional paper being presented at the workshop “Micro-Flap Control Algorithm for Gust Load Alleviation” is being presented by Stirling Senior Engineer Antonino Bonanni. The paper reviews work undertaken as part of the Innovate UK funded project, SAWoF (Smart Active Wing of the Future) and discusses the optimum control algorithms for deploying novel control surfaces on an aircraft wing. In addition to Antonino, the other Stirling authors of the paper are Lorenz Vandewaeter, Stephen Lakey and Simon Hancock.

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