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In December started the research project RIBES (Radial basis functions at fluid Interface Boundaries to Envelope flow results for advanced Structural analysis) funded by the European Community under the program Joint Technology Initiatives (FP7–JTI). The goal of the project is to develop and validate an accurate method for load transfer between non-conformal computational domains (CFD–FEM). Design Methods will be responsible for the experimental part which involves the construction of an elastic half wing model and an extensive measurements campaign in the wind tunnel.