Technical excellence is one of our core values at CETEST. We look for continuous improvement in all our areas of expertise and testing means and capabilities. We are strongly committed to R&D projects as the tool for going further in our day to day work.

Some examples of latest R&D projects developed by CETEST

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
PROYECTO SENSEROD: Unión Europea
PROYECTO SENSEROD: Ministerio de economía

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

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
Clean Sky2
UE

AIRBUS is the topic manager of this project, lead by CETEST with the collaboration of research centre IK4-CEIT. The aim of this project is the design, manufacture and power on of flexible and complete test rig for the on ground complete evaluation and validation of electromechanical actuators (EMA) and corresponding control units that will equip the control surfaces of the wings of the Clean Sky 2 Regional FTB2 demonstrator. The test rig will allow an on ground complete testing under realistic flight conditions in terms of mechanical performance, EMA control systems performance, EMA electrical consumption and its impact in the A/C electrical network.

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

 

Clean Sky2
UE

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.