System delivery of test rig to Rolls-Royce
R&D Test Systems has delivered a test rig for one of the world's most powerful aerospace gearboxes to Rolls-Royce.
R&D Test Systems has developed, constructed, installed and commissioned a test rig for one of the world’s most powerful aerospace gearboxes to Rolls-Royce.
The test rig enables Rolls-Royce to simulate the effects of the gearbox under flight conditions such as take-off, climb, descent and landing or banking. The test rig is an important parameter in the development of Rolls-Royce's new UltraFan engine design, which will offer efficient power over a wide range of thrust levels and the ability to drive larger fan sizes while reducing weight.
The development of the test rig extended over 24 months. Half-way through the process, it became clear that the time schedule had to be accelerated by four months. This was achieved through ongoing consultation on prioritisation with the Rolls-Royce project team.