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Non-intrusive Optical Pressure and Loads Extraction for Aerodynamic Analysis

Objective

NIOPLEX will contribute to the development of non-intrusive experimental flow diagnostics to improve the aerodynamic analysis capabilities in wind tunnels. The particular objective of the project is to develop an unprecedented comprehensive diagnostic approach, achieved by a simultaneous measurement of the surface pressure distribution on a model and the velocity and pressure field around it. Currently, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) is used as the major diagnostic technique to obtain the mean flow field and turbulent fluctuations. The surface pressure can be measured with Pressure Sensitive Paint (PSP), but there is essentially no means to conveniently access the pressure inside the flow. The present project focuses in particular on the method of “pressure measurement by PIV” and pursues how it can be developed to a stage that makes it ready for application to industrial problems. Comparison with PSP will determine if the PIV-based approach may be regarded as complementary to PSP or as a possible or partial replacement.
The project ultimately aims to support the design of improved aeronautical transport systems by a better and more flexible flow-pressure diagnostics, suitable for aerodynamic performance and aeroacoustic source analysis. These capabilities can impact the design process at an earlier stage with the use of additional experimental data during the development cycle.
NIOPLEX brings nine leading research teams together in a consortium to achieve these objectives. The final results of the project will provide a clear scenario on viable technologies for pressure analysis in aerodynamic flows. The measurement procedures will be demonstrated on test cases relevant to industrial research. Specific measurement protocols will be formulated to ease their use. The results will be made of wide impact by extensive dissemination activities within the academy and among industry.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 472 636
Administrative Contact
Ni Yan (Dr.)

Participants (8)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 212 950
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrice Soullie (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 250 249
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 284 092
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Eder (Ms.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 132 071
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Loup Cocquerez (Mr.)
ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 99 000
Address
Ayazaga Kampusu
34469 Maslak Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
N L Oksan Cetiner Yildirim (Prof.)
LAVISION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 500
Address
Anna Vandenhoeck Ring 19
37081 Goettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Voigt (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 168 400
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Hönert (Mrs.)
University of Calgary
Canada
Address
University Drive Nw 2500
T2N 1N4 Calgary Alberta
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heather Dunphy (Ms.)