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Automated Riblets Application on Aircraft Parts

Objective

"The Project INARAS (Intregal Automated Riblets Application System) is aimed to find out an automatic and cost effective way to paint riblets on an aircraft surface.
The research and development to carry out in this Project will develop, integrate and test an Integral System to be used on real aircraft parts or mock-up to paint riblets. Riblets are a drag reduction technique that consists of small grooves with sharp ridges and a height in the order of about a hundred microns which are laid on the aircraft surface., This strategy has proved to be efficient in terms of skin friction reduction in areas under turbulent flow, thus a saving in fuel consumption can be achieved.
This project takes advantage of previous investigations covering several aspects related to riblets performance and application techniques. Progress on riblet application techniques to date has shown the need to develop new application strategies that comply with the requirements of the aeronautical industry in terms of surface quality, application, maintenance costs and delivery rates, when successfull implemented INARAS will address all this concerns."

Field of science

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

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2011-01
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

FUNDACIO PRIVADA ASCAMM
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma , Parc Tecnologic Del Valles 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 375 344
Administrative Contact
Angel Lagraña (Mr.)

Participants (1)

WAERONAUTICA CONSULTORIA I ENGINYERIA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 37 124,51
Address
Calle Catalunya 83 85 Edifici
08840 Viladecans
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David álvarez Morales (Mr.)