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Useful PLASMa for AEROdynamic control

Objective

PLASMAERO seeks to demonstrate how surface & spark discharge plasma actuators could be used to control aircraft aerodynamic flow. This will be achieved through an enhanced understanding of their physical characteristics and an in-depth study of how they may be optimised to influence the air flow properties. The project will run for 36 months and will show the advantages and notably the ease of implementation that these innovative devices have over other potential active actuators. The project objectives are: Understand, model and classify, through experimental and numerical studies, the most relevant physical characteristics of surface and jet plasma actuators capable of influencing airflow; Perform comparative experimental tests & numerical studies of different actuator configurations to select the most promising for further development; Demonstrate through wind tunnel experimentations the ability of plasma devices to significantly influence the aerodynamics in terms of lift, lift/drag and high lift noise in representative aeronautical airflow conditions (take-off, cruise and landing). Demonstrate the easy-of-use and installation of these actuators in a reduced size flight platform. Provide exhaustive recommendations on future work to be performed to achieve the implementation of this technology base on next generation aircraft programmes. The work will be concentrated on the factors influencing lift and notably through the reduction of separation, of tip vortex and through delayed transition for take-off and landing and influencing lift/drag through controlling the shock/boundary layer interaction induced turbulent separation for cruise conditions. The results of this work will demonstrate to the aircraft industry the advantages of this technology both in terms of ease of use and integration possibilities on the airplane. This proposal for a Level 1 project is submitted by 12 partners in the Call FP7-RTD-2008.

Field of science

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

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 058 384
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Giacomi (Ms.)

Participants (10)

ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 165 140
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Mr.)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 299 840
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Formisano (Mr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 805 245
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrice Soullie (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 384 177
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Ott (Dr.)
SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 20 875
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Houel (Mr.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
P. Van Der Veen (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 500
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cameron Tropea (Prof.)
INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 139 999
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krystyna Kordus (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 250
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 290 000
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Rees (Ms.)