|Project Name||Funding Body||Industrial Partners||Academic/Research Partners||Duration|
|NICETRIP||European Commission FP6||Eurocopter, Agusta Westland, Sener, Mecaer and others||ONERA, DLR, NLR, Politecnico di Milano, University of Liverpool and others||2007-2011|
The ULg wind tunnel participates in the NICETRIP research project, aimed at the development of the technology necessary to the design and production of a European Tilt-Rotor aircraft. Such aircraft can take off like helicopters but fly like airplanes after rotating their engine nacelles.
Schematic views of the ERICA Tilt-Rotor Aircraft architecture
The ULg is involved in the investigation of engine-nacelle integration issues. To this end, 1/5th and 2/5th scale wind tunnel models were built and tested in the ULg wind tunnel.
2/5th scale model of the nacelle in the ULg wind tunnel
1/5th scale model of the nacelle and wing in the ULg wind tunnel