La excelencia técnica es uno de nuestros valores fundamentales en CETEST. Buscamos la mejora continua en todas nuestras áreas de experiencia, así como en los medios técnicos para el ensayo. Estamos firmemente comprometidos con los proyectos de I+D como herramienta para avanzar en nuestro trabajo diario.

Algunos ejemplos de los proyectos de I+D más recientes desarrollados por CETEST:

R&D Project TENAV

Optimización multidisciplinar de vehículos ferroviarios de muy alta velocidad mediante el desarrollo y aplicación de técnicas de simulación y ensayo innovadoras.
Proyecto financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, dentro del Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011

El proyecto TENAV, con referencia IPT-370000-2010-017 ha recibido financiación por una cuantía de 80.163,5 €. Tiene como principal objetivo desarrollar nuevos conceptos y soluciones para trenes de muy alta velocidad desde un enfoque multifísico que contemple un análisis del comportamiento dinámico, aerodinámico-resistencia al avance y vibro-acústico y suponga un importante salto en cuanto a la eficiencia, sostenibilidad y confort de los vehículos. Para ello se desarrollarán nuevas tecnologías de medición, simulación y análisis de estos fenómenos en trenes de muy alta velocidad como punto de partida para el desarrollo de los nuevos conceptos.

R&D Project SENSEROD

Soluciones de monitorización y diagnosis para gestión avanzada de los elementos clave del tren de rodadura de vehículos ferroviarios
Ayuda cofinanciada por la Unión Europea a través del Programa Operativo FEDER de Crecimiento Inteligente 2014-2020

El proyecto SENSEROD se presenta con el objetivo de optimizar la gestión avanzada del tren de rodadura de vehículos ferroviarios, gracias al desarrollo de herramientas y soluciones de monitorización y diagnosis que permitan maximizar la vida útil y disponibilidad de los vehículos ferroviarios, así como incrementar su fiabilidad.

R&D Project TR4EMACS

Banco de ensayo flexible para superficies de control de las aeronaves con actuadores electromecánicos
This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 738110

AIRBUS es el topic manager de este proyecto, liderado por CETEST con la colaboración del centro de investigación IK4-CEIT. El objetivo de este proyecto es el diseño, fabricación e implantación de un banco de ensayos flexible para la evaluación y validación completa en tierra de los actuadores electromecánicos (EMA según sus siglas en inglés) y las unidades de control correspondientes que equiparán las superficies de mando de las alas del avión de demonstración Clean Sky 2 Regional FTB2. El banco de ensayo permitirá ensayos completos en tierra en condiciones de vuelo reales en términos de prestaciones mecánicas, funcionamiento del sistema de control de los EMA, consumo eléctrico de los EMA y su impacto en la red eléctrica AC.

TR4EMACS Power on and Customer Inspection at Purchaser Site (CIPS)

July 24th 2019

On Wednesday 24th of July 2019, the Ailerons and Flap-Tabs test benches were powered-on after integration at the Customer facilities. Previous to this step the Customer had carried out a thorough (CIPS) Inspection at Purchaser Site at their facilities. Personnel from different members composing TR4EMACS consortium were represented.

 

A thorough review was carried out by AIRBUS representatives and any adjustments required for the complete mechanical, electrical and hydraulic integration with their facilities was performed.

 

During this validation phase no major deviations were found and the test benches are currently fully operative.

TR4EMACS Customer Inspection at Supplier Site (CISS)

March 07th 2019

On Thursday 07th of March 2019, after completion of the Ailerons and Flap-Tabs test benches the Customer Inspection at Supplier Site (CISS) was successfully carried out at CETEST’s facilities in Beasain. Personnel from different members composing TR4EMACS consortium were represented.

 

A thorough review was carried out by AIRBUS representatives, including mechanical, electrical and hydraulic tests, as well as, a software and control review and performance tests.

 

During this validation phase no major deviations were found and the test benches were validated for delivery to the customer facilities for additional test and integration.

TR4EMACS Critical Design Review (CDR)

March 17th 2018

On Wednesday 17th of March 2018 the Critical Design Review (CDR) meeting for both ailerons and flap tab test rigs was successfully carried out. Personnel from different members composing TR4EMACS consortium were represented. CDR was carried out at AIRBUS facilities in Getafe.

 

During this meeting, requirements defined during the analysis of requirements task as well as all the actions considered on the PDR (Preliminary Design Review) were analyzed in detail in order to present the acquired solution.

 

After this meeting, the design was validated in order to begin the manufacturing of the test benches.

TR4EMACS Preliminary Design Review (PDR)

December 13th 2017

On Wednesday 13th of December 2017 the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meeting for both ailerons and flap tab test rigs was successfully carried out. Personnel from different members composing TR4EMACS consortium were represented.

Main points discussed were focused on the validation of different solutions for the test rigs mechanical design, control systems hardware and software in order to reach the requirements specified by the Topic Manager. After technical discussion, next project steps were planned. This meeting was telematically developed.

TR4EMACS Kick Off Meeting (KOM)
September 13th 2017

On Wednesday 13th of September 2017, the Kick Off Meeting of the European project TR4EMACS (flexible test rigs of aircraft control surfaces powered by EMAs) took place at CETEST facilities (Spain) . Seven researchers from different members composing TR4EMACS consortium (AIRBUS, CEIT and CETEST) met in this Kick off Meeting to draw up the project and to set up the work plan for the following 42 months of research with the aim to design, manufacture and power on flexible test rigs for the on ground evaluation and validation of electromechanical actuators (EMAs) and corresponding control units that will equip the control surfaces of the wings of the Clean Sky 2 Regional FTB2 demonstrator. It lasted for one day, and every partners will be duly represented.

TEST-INN: INNOVATIVE LOAD APPLICATION & MONITORING SYSTEMS

This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No-785393

 

AERNNOVA is the topic manager of this project, led by technical center IK4-IKERLAN with the collaboration of CETEST. The aim of this project is to develop an advanced test rig in order to demonstrate the torsional and bending stiffness of new HLFC (Hybrid Laminar Flow Control) leading edge configurations.

TEST-inn will help to reduce product development time risks and costs thanks to the design and manufacture of a test rig equipped with a combination of state of the art load application system in combination with the innovative monitoring methods proposed for first damage detection, stress-strain events, overloads and hot spot detection and quantification as well as overall deformation measurement.

Thanks to the high level of adaptability and customization the new test rig configuration proposed, the project will contribute to speed up the development, not only of the new the HLFC testing prototype manufactured by the topic manager, but also of new products development time.

AEMAC held a webinar for dissemination of project results

March 25th 2020

“Idoneidad de la tecnología de emisiones acústicas para testar materiales compuestos”

 

The suitability of the acoustic emission technology for tests with composite materials in different applications was discussed. It included results and conclusions obtained throughout the European Commission Clean Sky 2 TEST-INN project where CETEST is participating. In this project, innovative methods as the one presented in the seminar are tested for the HLFC (Hybrid Laminar Flow Control) leading edge configuration, developed for reducing the aerodynamic drag in long range aircrafts.

 

Test Execution and Project Completion

February 29th 2020

The Test-INN project has been completed. Along the last few months, the best bench required for the development of the project was assembled and the required tests were executed at CETEST´s facilities. The novel load application and instrumentation technologies were used during the tests carried out on a HLFC leading edge. The results obtained are satisfactory and in line with the objectives of the project. Several control meetings have been held. During these meetings the complete results obtained were presented to the members of the Test- INN consortium.

Test Rig Construction and Testing Execution

July 26th 2019

The Test-INN project is in progress. The test bench required for the development of the project is currently under construction. Extensive research and preliminary tests have been carried out so far using the novel technologies planned for the innovative HLFC leading edge configuration. The partial results obtained are satisfactory and in line with the objectives of the project. Several control meetings have been held with the members of the Test-INN consortium.

Critical Design Review (CDR)

April 30th 2019

On Tuesday 30th of April 2019, the Critical Design Review (CDR) quality gate was successfully met for the Test-INN project. The final details of the project were agreed to by all the members composing the Test-INN consortium in order to reach the requirements specified by the Topic Manager. After the technical discussion, next project steps were planned, including the manufacturing of the test bench in which the tests will be carried out in Autumn. This meeting was telematically developed.

Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
December 18th 2018

On Tuesday 18th of December 2018 the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meeting for Test-INN project was successfully carried out. Personnel from different members composing Test-INN consortium were represented.
Main points discussed were focused on the validation of different solutions for the test rig mechanical design, load application systems, boundary conditions, assembly concept, instrumentation, data acquisition and control system definition in order to reach the requirements specified by the Topic Manager. After technical discussion, next project steps were planned. This meeting was telematically developed.

Kick of Meeting (KOM)
March 22nd 2018

On Wednesday 22nd of March 2018, the Kick Off Meeting of the European project TEST-inn (Test-Innovative Load Application Monitoring Systems) took place. Six researchers from different members composing TEST-inn consortium (AERNNOVA, IKERLAN and CETEST) met in this Kick off Meeting to draw up the project and to set up the work plan for the following 18 months of research with the aim to reduce product development time risks and costs thanks to the development of a test rig equipped with a combination of state of the art load application system and innovative monitoring methods proposed for first damage detection, stress-strain events, overloads and hot spot detection and quantification as well as overall deformation measurement. It lasted for one day, and every partners will be duly represented.