Instrumented engine Cradle for the TUrboprop demonstrator ground test


VibraTec has achieved the design, manufacturing and qualification of the Tech-TP engine cradle, the first demonstrator delivered in CleanSky2. The project, started in 2018, has been efficiently implemented in 30 months with four major objectives:

  • Design for flight and manufacture of the cradle supporting the engine and nacelle,
  • Provide a dedicated cradle instrumentation to manage loads, temperature and vibration,
  • Address the engine air flow environment,
  • Measure operational static & dynamic engine loads.

The ICTUS program has strongly contributed to the delivery of the first key demonstrator in Cleansky2 with the manufacturing of the cradle. The proposed instrumentation combined to the development of advanced test methods offers a major breakthrough to improve the exploitation of static engine test beds. It opens new ways to predict the engine interface within its aircraft environment for both engine and aircraft manufacturers.

Union Européenne
Cleansky 2 JU

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This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 785564. The EC receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program and members of the EC Clean Sky 2 other than the Union.

ICTUS cradle FE model
ICTUS cradle model with engine
ICTUS cradle testing