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Rear Fuselage and Empennage Flow Investigation (REMFI)

Objective

It is known that business needs are placing an ever-increasing demand on the aeronautics industry to develop and manufacture aircraft at lower costs, with improved flight capabilities and a reduced impact on the environment. Hence, a primary objective for the aerospace industry is to offer products that not only meet the operating criteria but also significantly reduce the direct operating costs. Furthermore, research effort with respect to an improved understanding of the flow physics around fuselage / tail combinations remained limited, as investigations naturally concentrated on the wing and its interaction with the fuselage. However, a successful design approach towards the development of modern transport aircraft has to take the empennage as well. Thus, the improvements to be achieved by REMFI focus on three main aspects, the enhanced understanding of the tail flow physics, improved computational predictions for fuselage/tail design and analysis and improved experimental capabilities and measuring techniques for tail flows. This aims at providing means to: - Increase the empennage aerodynamic efficiency and reduce loads - Improve flight safety - improved empennage performance and weight for optimised gaps effects, including Reynolds number effects - Investigate sting mounting arrangement effects on empennage wind tunnel measurements - Enhance the current scaling methodologies to free-flight conditions - Reduce fuel burn (this has a positive effect on energy saving and reduction of emissions to the environment) - Novel design concepts for integrated fuselage / empennage designs with significant interaction between rear fuselage and belly fairing - Investigate novel flow control devices (speed brakes) on fuselage and vertical tail - Shorten the design cycle - Reduce the cost of the aerodynamic design of tail and fuselage - Reduce the maintenance costs

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
Getafe
Spain

Participants (15)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
Hamburg
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
Toulouse
AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Manton Lane
Bedford
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address
Ranhammarsvaegen 14
Stockholm
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL
Spain
Address
Carretera Ajalvir, Km. 4, 5
Torrejon De Ardoz
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc, 29
Chatillon
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
Address
Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc, Gran Capitan S/n
Barcelona
EUROPEAN TRANSONIC WINDTUNNEL GMBH
Germany
Address
Ernst Mach Strasse
Koeln
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avda De Ramiro De Maeztu 7 S/n
Madrid
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavaegen 79
Stockholm
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Strasse Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CAROLO-WILHELMINA ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
Address
Pockelsstrasse 14
Braunschweig
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
DASSAULT AVIATION S.A
France
Address
Rond-point Des Champs-elysees - Marcel Dassault 9
Paris
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln