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Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics

Objective

Virtual prototyping (VP) is a key technology for environmental friendly and cost effective design in the aircraft industry. However, the underlying analysis and simulation tools (for loads, stresses, emissions, noise), are currently applied with a unique set of input data and model variables, although realistic operating conditions are a superposition of numerous uncertainties under which the industrial products operate (uncertainties on operational conditions, on geometries resulting from manufacturing tolerances, numerical error sources and uncertain physical model parameters). Major new developments in this new scientific area of Uncertainty Management and Quantification (UM and UQ) and Robust Design methods (RDM) are needed to bridge the gap towards industrial readiness, as the treatment of uncertainties enables a rigorous management of performance engagements and associated risks. This is the main objective of the UMRIDA project, which has the following action lines:
• Address major challenges in UQ and RDM to develop and apply new methods able to handle large numbers of simultaneous uncertainties, generalized geometrical uncertainties in design and analysis within a turn-around time acceptable for industrial readiness in VP systems.
• To respond to the validation requirements of UQ and RDM, a new generation of database, formed by industrial challenges (provided by the industrial partners), and more basic test cases, with prescribed uncertainties, is proposed.
• The methods developed will be assessed quantitatively towards the industrial objectives on this database, during the project and at two open workshops. The gained experience will be assembled in a Best Practice Guide on UQ and RDM.
It is anticipated that the UMRIDA project will have a major impact on most of the EU objectives for air transport, by enabling design methods to take into account uncertainty based risk analysis.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2013-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA
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Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 590 000
Administrative Contact
Valérie Garnier (Mrs.)

Participants (21)

DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 134 000
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrice Bonnet (Mr.)
EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Papadopoulos (Dr.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 171 864,96
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Mrs.)
MAN DIESEL & TURBO SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 118 000
Address
Hardstrasse 319
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Mokulys (Dr.)
SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 26 000
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katia Palays (Mrs.)
NPO SATURN OAO
Russia
EU contribution
€ 118 000
Address
Ulica Lenina 163
152903 Rybinsk Yaroslav Region
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yury Shmotin (Mr.)
ESTECO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 125 000
Address
Localita Padriciano 99
34012 Trieste
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Kavka (Dr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 245 000
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jacques Peter (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 939,50
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kerstin Carl (Mrs.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 229 000
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frédérique Lavirotte (Mrs.)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 000
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Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Formisano (Mr.)
CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cuadrat (Mr.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 115 020
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 190 000
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Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hester Bijl (Prof.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 175 000
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Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nik Claesen (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 139 960
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Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jacek Rokicki (Prof.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 194 999
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Penelope Leyland (Dr.)
LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Britt-Marie Fasting (Mrs.)
AIRBUS GROUP SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 179 986
Address
2 Rond-point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julie Fosse (Mrs.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 189 996
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Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sven Kreigenfeld (Mr.)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 168 126,54
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Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donatella Invernizzi (Mr.)