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Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics

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.

Coordinator

NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA

Address

Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 590 000

Administrative Contact

Valérie Garnier (Mrs.)

Participants (21)

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DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 134 000

EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 171 864,96

MAN DIESEL & TURBO SCHWEIZ AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 118 000

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 26 000

NPO SATURN OAO

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 118 000

ESTECO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 125 000

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 245 000

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 229 939,50

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 000

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 180 000

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 130 000

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 115 020

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 190 000

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 139 960

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 194 999

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 200 000

AIRBUS GROUP SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 179 986

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 189 996

LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 168 126,54

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 605036

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 730 351,13

  • EU contribution

    € 3 899 892

Coordinated by:

NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA

Belgium