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Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement

Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement

Objective

The FLEXOP project is about developing multidisciplinary aircraft design capabilities for Europe that will increase competitiveness with emerging markets -particularly in terms of aircraft development costs. A closer coupling of wing aeroelasticity and flight control systems in the design process opens new opportunities to explore previously unviable designs. Common methods and tools across the disciplines also provide a way to rapidly adapt existing designs into derivative aircraft, at a reduced technological risk (e.g. using control to solve a flutter problem discovered during development). The goal will be achieved by: (a) improving efficiency of currently existing wing, by increased span at no excess structural weight, while establishing modifications by aeroelastic tailoring to carry the redesigned derivative wing; (b) developing methods and tools for very accurate flutter modeling and flutter control synthesis, to enable improved flutter management during development, certification, and operation, enabling to fly with the stretched wing at same airspeed as the baseline aircraft; (c) validating the accuracy of developed tools and methods on an affordable experimental platform, followed by a scale-up study, demonstrating the interdisciplinary development cycle. Manufacturers will gain cost efficient methods, tools and demonstrators for enhancing aircraft performance by integrated development of flutter control and aeroelastic tailoring. These inter-disciplinary capabilities will improve the design cycle and the Verification& Validation process of both derivative and new aircraft. Better control of development and certification costs can be achieved if these capabilities are used to address problems early in the design process. Flight test data will be posted on the project website to provide a benchmark for the EU aerospace community. The project’s results will serve as a preliminary outlining of certification standards for future EU flexible transport aircraft.
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Coordinator

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Address

Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest

Hungary

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 980 801,87

Participants (9)

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AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 895 563,90

AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 282 150

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 735 453,68

FISCHER ADVANCED COMPOSITE COMPONENTS AG*FACC AG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 1 177 444,13

INASCO HELLAS ETAIREIA EFARMOSMENON AERODIASTIMIKON EPISTIMON EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 528 532,94

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 223 378,65

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 129 835,14

UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 643 468,44

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 95 535

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 636307

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2015

  • End date

    30 November 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 692 164,38

  • EU contribution

    € 6 692 163,75

Coordinated by:

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET

Hungary