ESR 8 presentation at UK Vertical Lift Network

The UK Vertical Lift Network is a consortium of academic institutions and aerospace research groups. The shared aims are to promote the vertical lift sector, facilitate collaborative research and attract funding.  (

The 4th Technical WorkShop organized by UK VLN took place on the 7th-9th of April 2019 at Shrigley Hall, Cheshire. This event is organized in order to give to the network members the opportunity to present their research, exchange ideas and promote the vertical lift research sector.
During one of the sessions of the Workshop, ESR #08 Federico Rovere, introduced the NITROS project and his work about Modelling of Brown-out/White-out to the attendants.

Federico gave a brief introduction about the literature survey carried out so far, pointing out how Brown-out and White-out afflict helicopter safety.
The presentation included also the work done so far for the prediction the rotorcraft wake using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics): an accurate simulation of the rotor wake features is fundamental in order to predict properly the particle dispersion in the helicopter environment in case of Brown-out or White-out.