CleanSky ROD project
The ROD (ROtorcraft Drag reduction) project, funded by EU in the frame of CleanSky program, pertains to the wind tunnel testing of a common helicopter platform of the heavy-weight class. The aim of the testing activity was the evaluation of the effectiveness (mainly in terms of drag reduction) of the shape optimization performed by GRC consortium on several components. Both original and optimized models have been tested to assess the optimization effectiveness by comparison.
Area: Research project