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Transition Location Effect on Shock Wave Boundary Layer Interaction

Objective

Vision-2020, whose objectives include the reduction of emissions and a more effective transport systems, puts severe demands on aircraft velocity and weight. These require an increased load on wings and aero-engine components. The greening of air transport systems means a reduction of drag and losses, which can be obtained by keeping laminar boundary layers on external and internal airplane parts. Increased loads make supersonic flow velocities more prevalent and are inherently connected to the appearance of shock waves, which in turn may interact with a laminar boundary layer. Such an interaction can quickly cause flow separation, which is highly detrimental to aircraft performance, and poses a threat to safety. In order to diminish the shock induced separation, the boundary layer at the point of interaction should be turbulent.
The main objective of the TFAST project is to study the effect of transition location on the structure of interaction. The main question is how close the induced transition may be to the shock wave while still maintaining a typical turbulent character of interaction.
The main study cases - shock waves on wings/profiles, turbine and compressor blades and supersonic intake flows - will help to answer open questions posed by the aeronautics industry and to tackle more complex applications. In addition to basic flow configurations, transition control methods (stream-wise vortex generators and electro-hydrodynamic actuators) will be investigated for controlling transition location, interaction induced separation and inherent flow unsteadiness. TFAST for the first time will provide a characterization and selection of appropriate flow control methods for transition induction as well as physical models of these devices.
Emphasis will be placed on closely coupled experiments and numerical investigations to overcome weaknesses in both approaches.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1
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Coordinator

INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
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Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 258 428
Administrative Contact
Jacek Kordus (Mr.)

Participants (15)

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 97 000
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Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Sturm
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 118 200
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Lallemand (Ms.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 157 775
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Béatrice Saint-Cricq (Ms.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 422 750
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Vincent Brochier (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 703 900
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alexander Hergt (Mr.)
NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 303 825
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.)
SIEC BADAWCZA LUKASIEWICZ-INSTYTUTLOTNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 205 850
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Ul. Al Krakowska 110/114
02 256 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jerzy żółtak (Dr.)
SA KHRISTIANOVICH INSTITUTE OF THEORETICAL AND APPLIED MECHANICS OF SIBERIAN BRANCH OF RUSSIAN ACADEMY OFSCIENCE*ITAM OF SB RAS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 232 900
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Institutskaya 4/1
630090 Novosibirsk
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anatoly Maslov (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 152 800
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 204 300
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
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Administrative Contact
Martin Hoekstra (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 148 900
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Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 232 500
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giuseppina Angeloni (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 187
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cherie Judge (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
EU contribution
€ 161 300
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christophe Haunold (Dr.)
THE PODGORNY INSTITUTE FOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS OF NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE OF UKRAINE

Participation ended

Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 43 175
Address
Pozharsky Str 2/10
61046 Kharkiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Viktoriya Kravtsova (Ms.)