Innovative Aerodynamic Design Solutions for High-Performance Tiltrotor Aircraft (HIPERTILT)

HiPerTilt, led by Leonardo Helicopters in collaboration with the Universities of Liverpool/Glasgow and Bristol, supported the development of aerodynamic models, processes, techniques and new design / products towards the design and development of next generation tilt-rotorcraft in the UK.

The ATI- approved project focussed on the development and validation of numerical aerodynamic tools for the modelling of Tilt Rotor aircraft configurations. These simulations included modelling of complex rotor wakes in isolation and for full aircraft configurations with airframe interactions. The work also included optimisation studies for both rotor and airframe geometries and a wind tunnel test campaign for methods validation.

Short Title: HIPERTILT
Project Number: 101370
Project Cost: £2,746,484
End Date: 31st Mar 2017
Time Horizon: Position
Lead Partner: AgustaWestland Limited
Attributes: Fuel Efficiency, Operational Needs & Flexibility
ATI Value Stream: Aircraft of the future