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Experimental Subsonic Investigation of a Complete Aircraft Propulsion system Installation and Architecture power plant optimization

Objective

The proposed project tackles a CfP from the JTI-GRA ITD. Is focuses on the experimental optimization of a regional aircraft configuration and a subsequent optimization of take-off/ landing configuration. The regional aircraft has a wing designed for natural laminar flow, fuselage-mounted engines and a T-tail. Open configurational questions that are addressed tackle wing-tip devices and their performance, engine positions as well as tail-plane position and settings. In order to account for the fuselage-mounted engine the model will include a working propulsion system designed to fit the real engines. This first test-phase focuses on the configurational questions, the second test-phase tackles the optimization of the HLD-devices by testing different configurations.
Therefore apart from the modular aircraft configuration the different control surfaces, HLD devices used for assessing the landing-configuration and stability and control issues for the different configurations will include actuators to allow continuous setting and fast wind-tunnel tests. Pressure tubes, sensors and a balance system to measure engine thrust will be introduced into the aircraft model, too.
The consortium for this proposal consists of 5 partners which were chosen according to their experience in different fields needed in this proposal. The consortium is well balanced, including SMEs, University and Industry.
The work proposed in this proposal covers the total design, including solutions for actuators, propulsion system, the manufacturing of the model, its Ground-Vibration-Test and the Wind-Tunnel Test as well as the final subsequent modifications needed to operate the model in subsequent tests as required in the CfP. Thus the work is structured in four different work-package, dealing with Management, Design & Manufacturing, Tests and Final Modifications.

Call for proposal

SP1-JTI-CS-2012-02
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Funding Scheme

JTI-CS - Joint Technology Initiatives - Clean Sky

Coordinator

IBK-INNOVATION GMBH & CO. KG
Address
Butendeichsweg 2
21129 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 771 041,69
Administrative Contact
Stephan Adden (Dr.)

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 183 000,45
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
REVOIND INDUSTRIALE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 433 485,94
Address
Via Casale Marcangeli 13
67063 Oricola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cesare Servadio (Mr.)
RUAG Schweiz AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 154 767
Address
Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Hauser (Mr.)
EUROTECH DI MARIO AMOROSO SAS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 329 430
Address
Via Luigi Mercantini 23 Is 8
80125 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Amoroso Francesco