ATTILA Project – Testing the complexity of a tiltrotor

The next generation of rotary-wing platforms is being developed to meet the challenges of civil mobility demands, providing increased speed, range and productivity to bridge the gap between conventional helicopters and fixed-wing platforms. The novelty and increased complexity of these platforms demand a great deal of testing. This is where the ATTILA project comes

2023-12-27T19:39:34+00:00December 20th, 2023|News|

ATTILA Project – Aeroelastic Tiltrotor Testbed in Action

An update on the ATTILA project as four weeks ago we published about the successful completion of dynamic characterization tests of the wind tunnel model. It's been a long road with many trials and a few errors, but in August the test team was finally able to see its aeroelastic tiltrotor testbed in action

2023-09-20T13:59:45+00:00September 20th, 2023|News|

Ground vibration test (GVT) of the ATTILA tiltrotor

Another milestone for the ATTILA project! The DLR-Institut für Aeroelastik from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Royal NLR recently completed a comprehensive ground vibration test (GVT) of the ATTILA tiltrotor wind tunnel model at the large low-speed facility (LLF) of DNW - German-Dutch Wind Tunnels. The GVTs are aimed at the dynamic

2023-09-20T13:48:07+00:00August 16th, 2023|News|

Alessandro Cocco successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on tiltrotor aeroelasticity

We are all excited to share that Alessandro Cocco, who has been working at the multibody and coupled fluid-structure simulations of ATTILA for Politecnico di Milano since the beginning of the project, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis cum laude on tiltrotor aeroelasticity. Alessandro made the best possible use of our multibody solver, MBDyn, and

2023-05-16T15:23:34+00:00February 8th, 2023|News|

ATTILA YIR: Advancing a new generation of tiltrotors

AIAA's Aerospace America Year in Review (YIR) describes the ATTILA project and its status in a December 2022 article about Aerospace Design and Structures, "Advancing a new generation of tiltrotors". See the full article here:

2023-05-16T15:23:51+00:00December 5th, 2022|News|

47th European Rotorcraft Forum

The ATTILA Team presented a paper at the 47th European Rotorcraft Forum, recently held online (September 7-9, 2021) by ERF’s UK representatives.  The paper illustrates the results of the whirl flutter simulations performed so far by NLR and POLIMI in support of the development of the wind tunnel model.  Two independent multibody dynamics solvers,

2023-05-16T15:24:08+00:00September 18th, 2021|News|

Name change website PhotonFirst

To enable fast and focused growth, the integrated photonics sensing activities of Technobis, a member of the ATTILA Consortium, have changed their name to PhotonFirst, which now operates independently from its ‘mothership’ Technobis Group since January 1st. PhotonFirst is a leading integrated photonics sensing systems supplier for advanced applications in aerospace, automotive, medical, high-tech

2021-03-30T05:51:50+00:00March 30th, 2021|News|

Attila project – News – Dec 2020

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

2020-12-18T07:13:23+00:00December 18th, 2020|News|
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