Pitch test rig 2.0 in the DLR project Mephisto
Gust generator – A view into the measuring section in the project ALLEGRA
The institute has a number of setups that permit experimental wind tunnel analysis of various model configurations with different motion forms to meet the needs of various issues within the field of aeroelasticity. The experimental simulation facilities in the wind tunnel experiment include forced motion to measure motion-induced air forces and loads on moving structures, self-excited vibration (flutter) and forced responses. Given that the main focus of analysis is placed on commercial transport aircraft, all models and setups are designed for the Transonic Wind Tunnel in Göttingen, although they are also used in other wind tunnels, e.g. for analysis and exposure to high Reynolds numbers.
The Institute of Aeroelasticity operates the following test rigs
Measurement technology at the Institute of Aeroelasticity