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Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Flow Control

Obiettivo

The proposed project “Drag Reduction via Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow Control” (DRAGY) will approach the problem of turbulent drag reduction through the investigation of active/passive flow-control techniques to manipulate the drag produced by the flow structures in turbulent boundary layers. In addition, the project aims to improve the understanding of the underlying physics behind the control techniques and its interaction with the boundary layer to maximize their efficiency.
Turbulent Boundary Layer Control (TBLC) for skin-friction drag reduction is a relatively new technology made possible through the advances in computational-simulation capabilities, which have improved our understanding of the flow structures of turbulence. Advances in micro-electronic technology have enabled the fabrication of actuation systems capable of manipulating these structures. The combination of simulation, understanding and micro-actuation technologies offer new opportunities to significantly decrease drag, and by doing so, increase fuel efficiency of future aircraft. The literature review that follows will show that the application of active control turbulent skin-friction drag reduction is considered of prime importance by industry, even though it is still at a very low Technology Readiness Level (TRL =1). Given the scale of the “Flightpath 2050” challenge, now is the appropriate time to investigate the potential of this technology and attempt to raise the TRL to 2 or possibly 3 in some particular branches of the subject. DRAGY proposes a European R&T collaborative effort specifically focused on active and passive control for turbulent skin-friction drag reduction.
The project will result in mutual benefits for industry and scientific European as well as Chinese communities, in a topic of growing concern, namely drag-reduction technologies.

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Meccanismo di finanziamento

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinatore

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Indirizzo
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Spagna
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 220 000

Partecipanti (12)

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 265 000
Indirizzo
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 185 000
Indirizzo
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germania
Contributo UE
€ 276 075
Indirizzo
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 80 145
Indirizzo
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 221 500
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 219 996
Indirizzo
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Svezia
Contributo UE
€ 80 000
Indirizzo
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412 96 Goteborg
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 150 000
Indirizzo
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 50 709
Indirizzo
Wellington House 125 130 Strand
WC2R 0AP London
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Spagna
Contributo UE
€ 25 000
Indirizzo
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT AVIATION
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 24 970
Indirizzo
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 29 291
Indirizzo
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol
Tipo di attività
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)