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Innovative benchmark technology for aircraft engineering design and efficient design phase optimisation

Objective

"Due to strong competitiveness and considerable increasing of techno-logical demand in terms of performance and reliability of constituting components, aircraft manufacturers are constantly urged to invest in innovative design technologies so as to reduce aircraft development costs and delivery time. Moreover, manufacturing restrictive quality constraints and the limits imposed to industrial budget require aircraft design to be cheaper and more effective at the same time.
To this end, to reduce the aerodynamic design process as well as satisfy the ever-growing demand of the aeronautical optimisation, a significant enhancement of the CFD prediction capability is required. Moreover, to face with the requirements of top-level aeronautical design, the geometries optimiser is requested to fulfil process integration, multi-objective and multi-disciplinary strategy, mesh-independent solution, parallelism, large models and arbitrary mesh element type management.
The RBF4AERO project is properly conceived to tackle all the above-indicated aspects by making the CFD model parametric through an innovative shape optimisation tool based on a high-performance meshless morphing technique. This technique is founded on Radial Basis Functions (RBF) theoretical approach which offers a number of distinct advantages over the more traditional optimisation approaches. This new optimisation methodology will guarantee very fast and highly detailed CFD optimisation analyses such to significantly reduce costs of optimisation of aircraft aerodynamics without losing accuracy or domain extent."

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aeronautical engineering
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 461 557
Administrative Contact
Emiliano Costa (Dr.)

Participants (8)

HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 25 969
Address
Mesogeion Street 2-4
11527 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marioli Riga (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 292 232
Address
Via Cracovia 50
00133 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Lauro (Prof.)
PIPISTREL DOO PODJETJE ZA PROIZVODNJO ZRACNIH PLOVIL
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 202 064
Address
Goriska Cesta 50A
5270 Ajdovscina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tanja Harej (Mrs.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 241 588
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 165 581
Address
Largo Angelo Fochetti 29
00185 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandro Morando (Mr.)
TUSAS MOTOR SANAYI AS
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 145 240
Address
Cevre Yolu 356
26003 Eskisehir
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ali Dinç (Dr.)
INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 623 345
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominick Hemeryck (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 401
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michiel Bertsch (Prof.)