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Advanced Wing And High-Lift Design


AWAHL will design a wing with its high-lift system for an advanced regional turbo-fan aircraft with optimal performance and efficiency. The wing will be designed with respect to the aerodynamic performance and constraints using in-house tools for CFD calculations and shape optimization. The design is carried out including optimization of the position of the pylon/nacelle. The aerodynamically optimal wing is used as input to design a wing using an MDO process accounting for weights, loads and aero-elastic effects in addition to the aerodynamics. The aero-elastic wing design will include minimization of the total structural wing weight based on CFD defined loads distributions at selected design points. The aerodynamically designed wing will be used as input to generate a high-lift configuration for the aircraft. The wing will be split up in a conventional 3-element configuration and the design carried out in 2D including sweep (2.5D). Alternative high-lift concepts may be investigated if required to reach aerodynamics targets. The design will be verified with RANS CFD calculations in 3D. The kinematic design of the deployment mechanisms to the high-lift configuration will be carried out as well. The proposed technical work is divided in four work packages during 19 months following the task layout in the topic description. Each work package will be documented in separate deliverables and summarised in a separate additional deliverable. The maximum budget is estimated to 450,000 €. The consortium consists of three partners, the Swedish research organisation FOI being the coordinator, the Italian university POLIMI and the Belgian company ASCO. All three partners are highly capable, well established and active in national and European collaborative programs related to aerodynamic, aero-elastic and high-lift design and simulations.

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Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 183 397
Administrative Contact
Peter Eliasson (Dr.)

Participants (2)

EU contribution
€ 100 237
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fulvio Mongilardi (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 35 910
Weiveldlaan 2
1930 Zaventem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stein Janssens (Mr.)