The Technical University "Politecnico di Milano" (POLIMI) is the largest Engineering School in Italy. About 2000 students attend the Department of Aerospace Science and Technologies (DAER). Every year it masters roughly half of all the Italian aerospace engineers and a number of Ph.D students. students. It has a global research staff of 14 Full Professors, 9 Associate Professors, 15 Assistant Professor, plus 14 technicians. The Department of Aerospace Engineering is equipped with different specialized laboratories for structural tests (buckling, fatigue, dynamics, GVT and control), for crash tests, and with a new wind tunnel. A vast experience in the field of structural dynamics and aero-servo-elasticity has been acquired and structural morphing through a wide range of basic and applied research, in cooperation with Italian and international industries and research institutions, as well funded by EU in the HORIZON and CLEANSKY programs, concerning several theoretic and experimental disciplines.
Contribution to the HERWINGT project
POLIMI will contribute to WP1 for the conceptual and preliminary design of the innovative wing; to WP4 and WP5 for the design of the droop nose morphing device for functional validation; to WP7 for the large demonstrator implementing the morphing aileron and finally to WP8, leaded together with TUD, for the final test of two demonstrators, the large wing model equipped with full scale morphing aileron, and the large aeroelastic half model for the validation of the active load alleviation technologies.