Skip to main content

ConcEpt validatioN sTudy foR fusElage wake-filLIng propulsioN intEgration

Objective

"The CENTRELINE project aims at maximising the benefits of aft-fuselage wake-filling under realistic systems design and operating conditions. The concept realises fuselage wake-filling through a single propulsive device installed at the fuselage aft-end with the purpose to entrain and re-energise the fuselage boundary layer flow, the so-called Propulsive Fuselage Concept (PFC). The aft-fuselage propulsor is driven turbo-electrically with power supplied through generator off-takes from advanced geared turbofan engines in under-wing installation.
CENTRELINE will perform the proof of concept and initial experimental validation for a highly promising propulsion-airframe integration approach in order to mature this technology from currently TRL 1-2 to TRL 3-4. Advanced pre-design methods based on high-fidelity numerical simulation and integrated multidisciplinary design optimisation techniques will be adopted in order to produce best and balanced design solutions for the concept. The technological key features will be initially validated through physical experiments including scale-model wind tunnel testing for the overall configuration as well as specialised aerodynamic rig testing of the boundary layer ingesting aft-fuselage propulsor. The proposed research and innovation actions represent the immediate exploitation of results of the highly successful FP7 L-0 project “DisPURSAL” (GA no. 323013).
The optimised system technology concept will be eco-environmentally benchmarked against an advanced conventional reference aircraft equipped with aerodynamic, structural, power plant and systems technologies suitable for a potential Entry Into Service (EIS) year 2035, referred to as ""R2035"". The objective CO2 reductions of the concept at integrated vehicular level are -11% against the R2035 (which means –40% CO2 versus the Y2000 SRIA reference). A detailed technology roadmap will be developed, indicating how to transfer these improvements to TRL 6 in 2030."

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-2017

See other projects for this call

Sub call

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages

Coordinator

BAUHAUS LUFTFAHRT EV
Net EU contribution
€ 802 190,00
Address
Willy Messerschmitt Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Germany

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (11)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 104 535,78
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARTTIC
France
Net EU contribution
€ 258 745,00
Address
39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

See on map

Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 301 041,00
Address
-
412 96 Goteborg

See on map

Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,24
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 151 250,00
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 250 675,00
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00-661 Warszawa

See on map

Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 295 086,94
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 798 296,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 549 922,00
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

See on map

Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 95 459,22
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

See on map

Region
Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,01
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 36 163,06
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow

See on map

Region
Brandenburg Brandenburg Teltow-Fläming
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ARTTIC INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 37 155,78
Address
Oskar-von-miller-ring 29
80333 Munchen

See on map

Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00