Next Generation High Lift System


Directed carbon fibre pre-form machine - Engineering
This project is based around an innovative system architecture that will enable the following objectives to be realised: Support efficient integration into the wing through reduced parts, thus reducing aircraft build time; Reduced loads transferred to interfacing aircraft structure, thus enabling reduced structural component weight / size and corresponding reduced fuel burn; Low Weight Actuation System using innovative gearing architecture; SMART system with increased health monitoring capability to allow airline operators to predict maintenance needs; Minimise system weight through the use of new manufacturing techniques and materials.


For more information about this project, please contact Prof Chris Gerada



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