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Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Flow Control

Objective

The proposed project “Drag Reduction via Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow Control” (DRAGY) will approach the problem of turbulent drag reduction through the investigation of active/passive flow-control techniques to manipulate the drag produced by the flow structures in turbulent boundary layers. In addition, the project aims to improve the understanding of the underlying physics behind the control techniques and its interaction with the boundary layer to maximize their efficiency.
Turbulent Boundary Layer Control (TBLC) for skin-friction drag reduction is a relatively new technology made possible through the advances in computational-simulation capabilities, which have improved our understanding of the flow structures of turbulence. Advances in micro-electronic technology have enabled the fabrication of actuation systems capable of manipulating these structures. The combination of simulation, understanding and micro-actuation technologies offer new opportunities to significantly decrease drag, and by doing so, increase fuel efficiency of future aircraft. The literature review that follows will show that the application of active control turbulent skin-friction drag reduction is considered of prime importance by industry, even though it is still at a very low Technology Readiness Level (TRL =1). Given the scale of the “Flightpath 2050” challenge, now is the appropriate time to investigate the potential of this technology and attempt to raise the TRL to 2 or possibly 3 in some particular branches of the subject. DRAGY proposes a European R&T collaborative effort specifically focused on active and passive control for turbulent skin-friction drag reduction.
The project will result in mutual benefits for industry and scientific European as well as Chinese communities, in a topic of growing concern, namely drag-reduction technologies.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-MG-2015_SingleStage-A

Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Net EU contribution
€ 220 000,00
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
08034 Barcelona
Spain

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 265 000,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 276 075,00
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 80 145,00
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Essonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 163 750,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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 POITIERS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 57 750,00
Address
Rue De L Hotel Dieu 15 Hotel Pinet
86034 Poitiers Cedex

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Vienne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 219 996,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,25
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 80 000,00
Address
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412 96 Goteborg

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Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIRBUS GROUP LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 50 709,00
Address
Wellington House 125 130 Strand
WC2R 0AP London

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London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 24 970,00
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 29 291,00
Address
Pegasus House, Aerospace Avenue, Filton
BS34 7PA Bristol

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00