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Thermal Overall Integrated Conception of Aircraft

Thermal Overall Integrated Conception of Aircraft

Objective

Thermal behaviour of aircraft has recently become a crucial subject due to many factors: increasing number of complex systems required by modern, more electric, commercial aircraft, the introduction of hotter engines with higher by-pass ratios, the increased use of composite material in aircraft structures, or the confinement of highly dissipative equipment and systems in smaller areas to earn space for passengers and cargo. New advanced techniques to manage the aircraft thermal behaviour at the very early stages of development are essential to take the right configuration decisions while meeting market demands. To work efficiently and on emerging innovative solutions, it is essential to perform thermal management at the global aircraft level. Today, thermal studies are performed for sizing and risk analyses.
The TOICA project intends to radically change the way thermal studies are performed within aircraft design processes. It will create and manage a thermal aircraft architecture which today does not exist. This will be shared in the extended enterprise with design partners through a collaborative environment supporting new advanced capabilities developed by the project, namely the architect cockpit, which will allow the architects and experts to monitor the thermal assessment of an aircraft and to perform trade-off studies. Super integration will support a holistic view of the aircraft and allow traditional design views and the related simulation cascade to be challenged. Six use cases illustrating new thermal strategies will demonstrate the benefits of the TOICA approach on realistic aircraft configurations. Plateaus will be organised with architects for the definition, selection and evaluation of thermally optimised aircraft configurations. These plateaus will drumbeat the project. In parallel, technology readiness evaluations will assess the maturity of the developed technologies and support the deployment and exploitation of the TOICA results.
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Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

Address

Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 421 645

Administrative Contact

Sylvie Vergnes (Mrs.)

Participants (33)

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LMS IMAGINE

France

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 127 291

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 765 184,50

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 272 536,50

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 331 116,05

ATHERM

France

EU Contribution

€ 163 850

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 356 625

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 244 960,80

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 638 610

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 615 540

DASSAULT SYSTEMES

France

EU Contribution

€ 601 508,50

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 324 565,50

EPSILON INGENIERIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 314 135

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS

France

EU Contribution

€ 211 473

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 165 593

Eurostep AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 508 080

GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 548 414

ZODIAC AEROTECHNICS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 442 198

LIEBHERR AEROSPACE TOULOUSE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 439 610

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 490 445,40

MAYA HEAT TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Canada

MSC SOFTWARE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 619 359,20

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 625 605,75

SAMTECH SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 317 036

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 136 426

SNECMA SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 463 050

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 134 043

THALES AVS FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 467 258

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 390 610,80

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 249 309

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 356 148

XRG SIMULATION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 175 176

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 249 569

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 604981

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 26 483 333,05

  • EU contribution

    € 15 166 972

Coordinated by:

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

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