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UHBR Installed Advanced Nacelle Optimisation and Evaluation Close Coupled to Wing


UHBR engines require novel advanced nacelles, close coupled to the wing, for an optimum installed low drag powerplant, outside the current design experience. The Project objective is to apply multi-objective optimisation techniques to advanced 3-D nacelle systems in combination with the installed flow field. This requires utilising of the latest CFD techniques to predict installed nacelle thrust & drag enhancements, to define novel nacelle candidate designs for test. Wind Tunnel Testing of installed UHBR cycle powered nacelles featuring a low pressure ratio fan and novel power systems to accurately simulate representative exhaust jets is required; - validating the predicted benefit(s), using novel measurement techniques. Please refer to the full topic descriptions document published in this call.