|SAAB Aktiebolag - Aeronautics
|Funding from Vinnova
|SEK 700 000
|October 2018 - August 2019
Purpose and goal
This project aims to create improved opportunities for collaboration between industry and academia in the study of new aircraft concepts. This includes creating and improving communication between the parties involved and partly trying out the various work steps in the development process. The goal has been to create reference data on an existing concept for upcoming projects and to show proof-of-concept for fast manufacture of a wind tunnel model.
Expected results and effects
In the project, numerical calculations were performed on the existing geometry of the radio controlled aircraft, called GFF, available at LIU. In addition, a simplified wind tunnel model has been produced where 3D printing has largely been used. An initial design study of the main wing with a new planform has also been carried out. The expected effect is that the prerequisites for an upcoming research study are now in place and that the work with this will be more effective than if the preparations had not been carried out.
Planned approach and implementation
The organization and execution of the project has been to initially share, at LIU, existing geometry of the GFF demonstrator with all other project partners. After this, Saab has performed the part that deals with numerical calculations and wing design, KTH has shown the possibilities for quick design of a wind tunnel model and LIU has been responsible for the flying GFF demonstrator regarding how new technology could be implemented into this demonstrator.