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Advance Nacelle Aerodynamic Optimisation

Project description

Innovative short and slim nacelle design

The ultra-high bypass ratio (UHBPR) aero engines approach represents a viable technological pathway, delivering increased propulsive efficiency through operation at reduced specific thrust, enabled by increased engine diameter. However, this poses significant challenges concerning the aerodynamic drag of the isolated nacelle and the potential for interference effects. The EU-funded ANACO project will enable the multi-objective optimisation of short and slim nacelle designs for the next generation of UHBPR aero engines, minimising overall drag. The project will use advanced numerical methods before downselection for isolated and high-speed wind tunnel tests to optimise these designs, improve experimental data quality by developing innovative measurement techniques and provide design rules and guidelines.

Coordinator

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 1 713 025,00
Address
Manton Lane
MK41 7PF Bedford
United Kingdom

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Bedford
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 544 973,75
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Central Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00