Slung Loads Analysis

AVT has extensive experience in the development of complex, high fidelity, multi-body simulation systems.

AVT has recently developed the ability to simulate complex slung load systems; featuring 6-DOF slung load dynamics, configurable non-linear sling models with cables and spreader bars, an automatic flight controller for performing complex flight manoeuvres and an interface to high fidelity helicopter flight dynamic models, such as FLIGHTLAB (ART).

The tool can be used to help predict flight envelopes and optimise sling arrangements to reduce risk, improve handling and stability as well as increase performance.

The approach can also be applied to the simulation of other towed assemblies and crane systems, including cranes operating on ships.



Chinook Helicopter with Slung Load and Complex Sling System

Slung Load Model Showing Key Components