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FORMING OF MICROPERFORATED OUTER SKIN OF HLFC WINGS ASSISTED BY FEM SIMULATON

Project description

Improving hybrid laminar-flow control wing structures with reduced drag

Controlling the flow of air around an aircraft by making that flow laminar can reduce fuel consumption and cut emissions by up to 10 %. In Clean Sky’s Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) demonstrator, part of the turbulent airflow around the aircraft is sucked through microperforations on its skin, creating a more stable aerodynamic flow. To reduce HLFC complexity and control suctions, Clean Sky uses variable pitch microperforations along the outer skin of wings. This allows a much easier integration of HLFC systems inside the small space of the leading edge. The EU-funded MICROFORM project will develop a suitable forming process for manufacturing real-scale HLFC wing structures made of thin titanium sheets with variable pitch microperforation. Furthermore, it will conduct simulations to minimise the initial design and manufacturing costs of these large structures.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
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Coordinator

LORTEK S COOP
Address
Arranomendia Kalea 4 A
20240 Ordizia
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 393 861,25

Participants (3)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM HEREON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 192 676,25
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
SOFITEC AERO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 492 210,28
Address
Autov A-4 Km 521 Parque Logistico E Industrial Man Lb Nave 1
41410 Carmona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FORMTECH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 220 853,50
Address
Mittelwendung 35
28844 Weyhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)