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Control of flexible structures and fluid-structure interactions

Objective

We propose to develop systems and control theory needed to understand and control large flexible structures and fluid structure interactions. The beneficiaries are a group of 15 academics from the fields of modelling, control theory, distributed parameter systems and fluid dynamics, aeroelasticity, swimming and marine engineering, working in either mathematics or engineering departments, with strong links between us. We are located at 10 universities in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Israel. In addition, we have four partner universities in Canada, China, USA and France and 11 prestigious industry partners, mostly from Europe. We believe that our backgrounds and skills are sufficiently close so that we can (and do) communicate with ease, but also sufficiently distinct so that we can cover many aspects of this field, and hence (as a consortium) offer outstanding training to young researchers. We believe that this area will have a great impact on the technology of the future, as well as on our understanding of nature, and we are eager to train new
scientists and engineers in this broad field. We believe that Science and Technology in Europe will greatly benefit from this research, and from the education and and knowledge that we will impart to a new generation of researchers. Our research plans are organized into five scientific work packages, which cover mathematical systems theory, modelling and model reduction, relevant aspects of control theory, and applications. The applications that we plan to investigate concern a wide range of flexible structures in interaction with fluids: wind turbines, aircraft wings, precision machine tools, vessels linked by cables as encountered in marine salvage operations and microscopic electromechanical devices. These apparently unrelated systems face similar challenges and can be analysed and controlled in a unified framework.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/naval engineering
  • /natural sciences/mathematics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 520 601,04

Participants (9)

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
1 Rue Claude Goudimel
25000 Besancon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 525 751,20
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Einstein 3 Ciudad Univ Cantoblanco Rectorado
28049 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (15)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
Netherlands
Address
De Run 6501
5504DR Veldhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAE SYSTEMS SURFACE SHIPS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Warwick House, Farnborough Aerospace Centre
PO1 3NJ Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENER
Spain
Address
Avenida Ciudad De La Innovacion 7
31621 Sarriguren
Activity type
Research Organisations
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
FTI Consulting
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
ONERA
France
Address

Meudon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RAFAEL
Israel
Address
Haifa-acco Road
3102102 Haifa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
XEMC Wind-power
China
Address

Beijing
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China
Address

Beijing
Activity type
Other
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
United States
Address
10 W. 35Th Street, Suite 7D7-1
60616 Chicago Il
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Canada
Address
200 University Avenue West
N2L 3G1 Waterloo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
University Claude Bernard in Lyon
Germany
Address

Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments