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European High Lift Programme II (EUROLIFT II)

Objective

Meeting the short and long-term goals of future aircraft development as specified in Vision 2020 will be indispensable to keep and extend the competitiveness of the European aircraft manufactures. High lifaerodynamics has the potential to provide major contributions to approach these objectives with respect to efficiency and environmentally friendly design. Efficiency in terms of improved aircraft performance by advanced, but simple high lift systems with reduced maintenance requirements. But also increased efficiency of industrial design processes by incorporating highly effective theoretical and experimental tools in a carefully balanced manner. Environmental friendliness by e.g. low noise emissions as one of the most important prerequisites for the growth of air traffic. Noise emissions are primarily related to the take-off and landing phase. Advanced high lift systems with a reduced number of slots and edges hold promise to reduce noise emissionsconsiderably. A prerequisite to meet these goals will be the use of advanced numerical and theoretical simulation tools, together with a thorough understanding of the dominant high lift flow phenomena for new configurations, for which experienced based extrapolation rules have reached their limit. The EUROLIFT II project is intended to provide these tools and knowledge, building up consequently on the results and experience of the predecessor, EUROLIFT II.

The major objectives of EUROLIFT II are:
- Provide specific physical understanding of the various vortex dominated flow effects at the cut-outs of a high lift system including the scale effects up to flight conditions. In addition to the purely viscous dominating maximum lift effects as investigated in EUROLIFT (I), the vortex dominating effects play a major role in determining maximum lift for a full 3D aircraft configuration with pylon and nacelle. This understanding will be achieved by a complementary approach of experimental throe

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln
Germany

Participants (13)

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
AIRBUS FRANCE SAS
France
AIRBUS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
ALENIA AERONAUTICA SPA
Italy
ICAROS COMPUTING LTD
Greece
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
DASSAULT AVIATION S.A.
France
EUROPEAN TRANSONIC WINDTUNNEL GMBH
Germany
IBK INGENIEURBUERO DR KRETZSCHMAR
Germany
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL
Spain
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands