The IMESCON network is a high quality training network to produce well qualified researchers in the area of active flow control and new helicopter technology. This training programme of best quality early stage and experienced researchers from industry and academia will combine expertise from fluid dynamics, composite material, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), experimental techniques and numerical modeling of coupled multiple simultaneous physical phenomena.
Proposed research project of mutual interest to partners will address key questions in the complex multi physics phenomena research related to active flow control with the application of the novel piezoelectric materials. In energy consuming applications like aircraft operation active flow control is effective method of substantial fuel consumption and thus CO2 emission reduction. Flow control methods influence the flow unsteadiness, thus impact the increased durability of the manufactured elements and noise reduction.
Combination of the two cutting-edge technologies, the MEMS and the active flow control will provide an excellent training and career development path for researchers who wish to work on analysis of the combined effects of multiple physical phenomena in environment-friendly modern technologies. Proposed project will foster existing long term collaboration between partners and create new collaborations through recruited researchers. The project outcomes will both serve the designers of the next-generation aircrafts and at the same time strengthen the human potential in R&D in Europe.
IMESCON is Marie Curie ITN training programme involving 2 large European helicopter designers and manufacturers, 2 SMEs specialised in MEMS, 3 world class academic research groups and prime engineering innovation partner. The strong involvement of the industry will shape the training needs of the researchers and increase their employability.
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