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Increased Safety and robust certification for ditching of aircrafts and helicopters

Objective

SARAH is concerned with establishing novel holistic, simulation-based approaches to the analysis of aircraft ditching. It is build up from a consortium of experts from OEM industries, experienced suppliers of simulation technologies, established research institutions and representatives of the certification authorities. Results of SARAH are expected to support a performance-based regulation and certification for next generation aircraft and helicopter and to enhance the safe air transport as well as to foster the trustworthiness of aviation services.
Aircrafts and helicopters often travel above water and thus have to prove a safe landing under emergency conditions. The specific challenge is to minimize the risk of injury to passengers and to enable safe evacuation. Accordingly, the motion of the aircraft/helicopter along with the forces acting on the structure are studied for controlled water impact during the design phase of an aircraft.
Ditching has close links with crash simulation, but also distinctive features. Examples refer to hydrodynamic slamming loads on airborne vehicles and complex hydromechanics (partially at very large forward speeds) as well as the interaction of multi-phase fluid dynamics (involving air, water, and vapor phases) and structure mechanics.
Design for ditching involves more than the analysis of loads and subsequent strengthening of the structure. It often requires adjustment campaigns for the handling of the vehicle during approach and the identification of favorable approach/flight-path conditions in line with the pilots flying capabilities to minimize the remaining kinetic energy of the vehicle to be transferred into the water.
In conclusion, a pressing need for more advanced studies to support the development of next-generation, generalized simulation-based ditching-analysis practices is acknowledged by all stakeholders. The public interest in safety makes this proposal an ideal candidate for a European research proposal.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2016-SingleStage-INEA

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IBK-INNOVATION GMBH & CO. KG
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€ 560 968,75
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Butendeichsweg 2
21129 Hamburg
Germany

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

Participants (11)

EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 172 500,00
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
NEXTFLOW SOFTWARE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 453 053,75
Address
1 Rue De La Noe
44300 Nantes

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 1,25
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 1 280 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 707 363,75
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA
Spain
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€ 412 500,00
Address
Avenida De Aragon 404
28022 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
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€ 105 000,00
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg

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Hamburg Hamburg Hamburg
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
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€ 495 250,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
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€ 781 875,00
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Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3

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Pays de la Loire Pays de la Loire Loire-Atlantique
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€ 0,00
BUREAU VERITAS SOLUTIONS MARINE & OFFSHORE
France
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€ 587 083,75
Address
8 Boulevard Albert Einstein
92400 Nantes

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Hauts-de-Seine
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 378 750,00
Address
L Aeroport
13700 Marignane

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
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€ 0,00
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
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€ 702 048,75
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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€ 0,00