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Aeroelastic Gust Modelling

Objective

Encounters with atmospheric turbulence are a vitally important in the design and certification of many manmade structures such as aircraft and wind turbines. Gusts cause rapid changes in the flow about the structures which leads to rigid and flexible unsteady responses. Knowledge of aircraft/gust interactions is therefore vital for loads estimation during aircraft design as it impacts on control systems and often defines the maximum loads that these structures will experience in service. At present industry typically uses the linear doublet lattice method with static loads corrections from expensive wind tunnel data. The wind tunnel data is created using the final aerodynamic surface in the predicted cruise shape. This means that gust loads come relatively late when the design options have been narrowed. Increased competition and environmental concerns are likely to lead to the adoption of more flexible materials and the consideration of novel configurations, in which case the linear assumptions of the current gust loads process will become unacceptable. To introduce non-linearity into the gust loads process without significantly increasing the cost and time, this project has three main objectives: to carry out investigations using CFD so that the non-linearities in gust interactions are understood; to create a gust loads process that does not require wind tunnel data and hence reduces the need for wind tunnel testing; to develop updated reduced order models for gust prediction that account for non-linearity at an acceptable cost. These investigations will reduce the need for expensive wind tunnel testing and hence lead to time and cost savings at the design stage therefore ensuring that the European aerospace and defence industry remain competitive in the future. The wind turbine industry has similar concerns, with gusts and wind shear restricting the locations available for wind farms. The project will also address these issues using common methodology.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
Net EU contribution
€ 827 425,00
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
United Kingdom

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bristol, City of
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (14)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 221 932,50
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Yvelines
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Net EU contribution
€ 64 336,00
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 16 084,00
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 341 550,00
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam

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West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 468 203,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 324 375,00
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 244 625,00
Address
Chaussee De La Hulpe 187-189
1170 Bruxelles

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
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Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

NUMFLO SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 100 000,00
Address
Boulevard Initialis 7/2 Parc Scientifique Initiali
7000 Mons

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région wallonne Prov. Hainaut Arr. Mons
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
OPTIMAD ENGINEERING SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 304 250,00
Address
Via Bligny 5
10122 Torino

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 350 216,00
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 68 750,00
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Landkreis
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 383 863,75
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
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€ 219 375,00
Address
Largo Angelo Fochetti 29
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VALEOL SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 273 750,00
Address
Cours Victor Hugo 213
33130 Begles

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Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

VALOREM SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
213 Cours Victor Hugo
33130 Begles

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 11 250,00