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Nose Fuselage/Cockpit Dynamic Characterization for Internal Noise Attenuation


The research work described in this proposal shall involve detailed simulation of the acoustic performance of CFRP nose fuselage design, and a comparative analysis of a conventional metallic design.

The physical properties of CFRP structural components gives a different vibroacoustic response compared to metallic structures. In particular the low material damping and reduced number of mechanical joints made possible by CFRP technologies can give rise to higher noise levels in the cockpit.

The work envisaged here shall be conducted by using the software package VA One, which is capable of simulating the response of vibroacoustic systems across the full frequency range. In this project AOES proposes to use the FEF/FEM and FEM/BEM capabilities of VA One. AOES already possesses a license for the VAOne software and has engineers trained in its use.

It is expected that the acoustic noise assessment conducted in this project will form input to the Topic Manager and/or ITD leader for improving the design of the fuselage nose and cockpit for superior acoustic performance.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites/carbon fiber

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky


Huygensstraat 34
2201 DK Noordwijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 149 879,41
Administrative Contact
Michiel Vullings (Mr.)