SLOWD (SLOshing Wing Dynamics) is a H2020 collaborative project aiming to investigate the use of fuel slosh to reduce the design loads on aircraft structures.
This goal will be achieved through investigating the damping effect of sloshing on the dynamics of flexible wing-like structures carrying liquid (fuel) via the development of experimental set-ups complemented by novel numerical and analytical tools.
The primary focus of the project is the application of modelling capabilities to the wing design of large civil passenger aircraft (subject to EASA CS-25 type certification), which are designed to withstand the loads occurring from atmospheric gusts and turbulence and landing impacts.
The SLOWD project begun in September 2019 and will conclude its activities, having a lifespan of three years, in August 2022. The total budget of the project is approximately 3.2M€, funded by the European Commission under H2020-MG-2018 topic MG-3-1-2018 “Multidisciplinary and collaborative aircraft design tools and processes” (Grant Agreement number 815044).