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Advanced Turbulence Simulation for Aerodynamic Application Challenges

Objective

The ATAAC project aims at improvements to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods for aerodynamic flows used in today’s aeronautical industry. The accuracy of these is limited by insufficient capabilities of the turbulence modelling / simulation approaches available, especially at the high Reynolds numbers typical of real-life flows. As LES will not be affordable for such flows in the next 4 decades, ATAAC focuses on approaches below the LES level, namely Differential Reynolds Stress Models (DRSM), advanced Unsteady RANS models (URANS), including Scale-Adaptive Simulation (SAS), Wall-Modelled LES, and different hybrid RANS-LES coupling schemes, including the latest versions of DES and Embedded LES. The resources of the project will be concentrated exclusively on flows for which the current models fail to provide sufficient accuracy, e.g. in stalled flows, high lift applications, swirling flows (delta wings, trailing vortices), buffet etc. The assessment and improvement process will follow thoroughly conceived roadmaps linking practical goals with corresponding industrial application challenges and with modelling/simulation issues through “stepping stones” represented by appropriate generic test cases.
The final goals of ATAAC are:
• to recommend one or at most two “best” DRSM for conventional RANS and URANS;
• to provide a small set of hybrid RANS-LES and SAS methods that can be used as “reference” turbulence-resolving approaches in future CFD design tools;
• to formulate clear indications of areas of applicability and uncertainty of the proposed approaches for aerodynamic applications in industrial CFD.
Contributing to reliable industrial CFD tools, ATAAC will have a direct impact on the predictive capabilities in design and optimisation, and directly contribute to the development of Greener Aircraft.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 409 386
Administrative Contact
Michael Schöpe (Mr.)

Participants (21)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 73 652
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Stephen Jones (Mr.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 121 953
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Ms.)
ANSYS GERMANY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 163 100
Address
Birkenweg 14A
64294 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jürgen Plassmann (Mr.)
TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
EU contribution
€ 73 050
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jun Ma
CFS ENGINEERING SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 47 950
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment A
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan B. Vos (Dr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 143 927
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katarina Ekman (Ms.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 129 500
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.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 848
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stefan Leicher (Mr.)
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 80 250
Address
Industriestrasse 4
86609 Donauworth
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Helmut Krauss (Mr.)
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 346 830
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shia-Hui Peng (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 143 921
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 169 800
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marianna Braza (Dr.)
LFK-LENKFLUGKOERPERSYSTEME GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 90 300
Address
Hagenauer Frost 27
86529 Schrobenhausen
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Manfred Hart (Mr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 259 050
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
P. Van Der Veen (Mr.)
NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND SERVICES LLC
Russia
EU contribution
€ 194 880
Address
Dobrolyubov Avenue 14
197198 Saint Petersburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tatiana Gorstina (Ms.)
NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 230 250
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Hirsch (Prof.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 346 405
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean Cousteix (Dr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 632
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Sturm (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 650
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Simone Ludwig (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 143 926
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stephanie Lath (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 168 752
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Liz Fay (Ms.)