10 September 2024 - 11 September 2024, Hall 7, MEETT, Toulouse, France

Ground vibration test of green regional aircraft

20 September 2023 10:50 - 11:10

Leonardo Aircraft Division performs Ground Vibration Testing (GVT) to assess the aeroelastic characteristic of new and extensively modified aircraft. This stage is mandatory to achieve the flutter justification required for the permitting to flight. This paper will be focused on providing a comprehensive overview of all methods and approaches applied with success by Leonardo in a such context. A Green Regional Aircraft equipped with either innovative wingtips or adaptive winglets will be herein dealt as reference to show the result achieved by the using of Leonardo test strategies and approaches. A great leap with respect to test time reduction, quality enhancement, and cost efficiency shall also be here well-discussed, and they will get through this publication with more details.