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Future Fast Aeroelastic Simulation Technologies

Objective

The upstream FFAST project addresses the topic Design Systems and Tools (AAT.2008.4.1.1) by developing, implementing and assessing a range of numerical simulation technologies to accelerate future aircraft design. Critical load identification methods and reduced order modelling techniques developed will potentially provide a step change in the efficiency and accuracy of the dynamic aeroelastic “loads process” . Identifying the flight conditions that lead to the maximum loads on aircraft structures and introducing higher fidelity methods at these conditions will reduce the cost and turn around time of the loads process of conventional aircraft. This will lead to significant improvements to product development and manufacture, supporting the ACARE 2020 targets. In addition, innovative designs required for green aircraft can be evaluated more rapidly and at lower risk. Reduced order modelling techniques offer the potential for further step changes in the efficiency of the aeroelastic loads process. These offer the accuracy of high fidelity methods at a cost close to that of the current low fidelity methods. The target for the FFAST project is to demonstrate a speed up of 2 to 3 orders of magnitude over high fidelity methods. To meet this target research will be carried out in work packages to: improve identification of critical loads; develop reduced order modelling strategies for unsteady aerodynamic and aeroelastic simulation. A work package dedicated to validation and evaluation on a set of industrially relevant test cases will judge the success of the technologies developed and give industry confidence to make the necessary pull-through investment. Strong industrial support of FFAST allows direct exploitation of the results via focused future investment, the solution data base and early release software. The dissemination of FFAST to a wider audience is vital and will be achieved via a website, targeted lectures and workshops, conferences and journal publications.

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 569 621
Administrative Contact
Coombs Julie (Ms.)

Participants (13)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 252 160
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laetitia Moulinier (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 119 092,24
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beeuwen Adriaan Gerryts (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 222 203
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 176
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monika Sprenger (Mr.)
International Research Institute for Advanced Systems
Russia
EU contribution
€ 192 000
Address
Prospect 60-Letiya Oktyabrya 9
117312 Moscow
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elena Ivanova (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 252 699
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Reid (Ms.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 722,01
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Mongilardi (Dr.)
NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 259 850
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Valerie Garnier (Ms.)
OPTIMAD ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 141 600
Address
Via Bligny 5
10122 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Haysam Telib (Dr.)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 30 510,99
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Jones (Mr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 19 000
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susanne Steinbicker (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES IITP
Russia
EU contribution
€ 75 300
Address
Bolshoj Karetnyj Pereulok 19
127994 Moskva
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vladimir Venets (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 103 576,76
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Warda Saban (Ms.)