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Rear End Aerodynamic and Aeroelastic Studies

Project description

Aircraft rear-end configuration optimisation ensures no tail-off in fuel efficiency

Engineering and technological advances have greatly improved the design of aeroplanes over the last couple of decades. To improve fuel efficiency, the impact of rear end aerodynamic and aeroelastic phenomena cannot be underestimated. The EU-funded TailSurf project will optimise rear-end configuration and increase the aeroelastic efficiency of tail surfaces via computations and experiments. Specifically, the project will define and test technologies and shapes to delay flow separation that can stall the tail surface and saturate the control surfaces. Validation will be conducted by wind tunnel experiments and computational fluid dynamics. Finally, the project will study the integration of all technologies on an advanced rear-end configuration and numerical prediction and post-test calibration system.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 732 462,50

Participants (2)

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 466 065
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 267 013,75
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments