ATTILA project News

Ten months from the Kick-Off meeting, in September 2020, WP1 of the ATTILA project has been closed by two online design review meetings that have involved all the consortium partners.

The conceptual design of the wind tunnel model as carried out by NLR aims for minimum complexity and structural nonlinearity to ensure that the dynamic characteristics are well-defined.

As an important outcome of WP1 we can mention that the two multibody models developed by NLR using FLIGHTLAB ( and by POLIMI with MBDyn ( showed a good correlation with the reference data provided by LHD, as well as in terms of preliminary whirl flutter predictions.

The next period will be entirely dedicated to the detailed design of the model, with the objective to close the CDR by the end of 2021.