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Aerodynamic loads estimation at extremes of the flight envelope

Objective

ALEF's objective is to enable the European aeronautical industry to create complete aerodynamic models of their aircraft based on numerical simulation approaches within the respective development processes. I.e. ALEF will kick-off a paradigm shift from greater confidence in experimentally measured loads data to greater confidence in computational results. Beyond the scope of ALEF this paradigm shift will essentially influence the overall aerodynamic development process. The objective has three aspects: 1. Comprehensiveness refers to the ability to predict aerodynamic forces, moments and their derivatives in time for any point of the flight regime. It is addressed by two complementary approaches: A high fidelity CFD based approach serves short-term impact. Long-term improvements are delivered by incorporation of simulation tools of different fidelity. 2. Quality refers to the accuracy and physical correctness of each flow simulation result used for aero data prediction as well as to a high coherence of aero data integrated over the complete flight envelope from tools of varying fidelity. It is improved by considering the impact of physical modelling as well as novel quality control means to achieve a highly coherent data space representation. 3. Efficiency refers to the necessity to compute the entire aero data space within time frames dictated by industrial design processes at given costs. It is tackled by means of surrogate models for both steady and unsteady flows. Also planning techniques for efficient simulation campaigns are addressed. The ultimate scope of using simulation tools in aero data generation is to cover all flight conditions and configurations by means of a numerical toolbox. This would ensure an up-to-date and fast estimation of most recent statuses of aircraft with every data consistent. ALEF will essentially contribute to a 70% wind tunnel testing cost reduction by 2020, which will cut the aerodynamic development effort by about 40%.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 195 095,50
Administrative Contact
Thierry Picot (Mr.)

Participants (19)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 48 548
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Begona Herranz Gonzalez (Ms.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 247 448,50
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katrin Genzel (Ms.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 127 625
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Ms.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 150 300
Address
Avenida De Aragon 404
28022 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Luis Calles Perez (Mr.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 105 008
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 159 126
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anna Font Jornet (Ms.)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 192 309
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Formisano (Mr.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 127 739
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Svetlana Bauchiere (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 926
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Rodenwaldt (Ms.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 217 001
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anton Riedl (Mr.)
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 856
Address
Industriestrasse 4
86609 Donauworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Krauss (Mr.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 236 250
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magnus Tormalm (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 185 600
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ann-Britt Hansen (Ms.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 226 125
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Van Der Veen (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 251 295
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Goulon (Mr.)
OPTIMAD ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 100
Address
Via Bligny 5
10122 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Haysam Telib (Mr.)
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 128 000
Address
Largo Angelo Fochetti 29
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Morando (Mr.)
RUAG Schweiz AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 128 650
Address
Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Hauser (Mr.)
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 128 998
Address
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581 88 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Camilla Andersson (Ms.)