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Increased Safety and robust certification for ditching of aircrafts and helicopters

Objectif

SARAH is concerned with establishing novel holistic, simulation-based approaches to the analysis of aircraft ditching. It is build up from a consortium of experts from OEM industries, experienced suppliers of simulation technologies, established research institutions and representatives of the certification authorities. Results of SARAH are expected to support a performance-based regulation and certification for next generation aircraft and helicopter and to enhance the safe air transport as well as to foster the trustworthiness of aviation services.
Aircrafts and helicopters often travel above water and thus have to prove a safe landing under emergency conditions. The specific challenge is to minimize the risk of injury to passengers and to enable safe evacuation. Accordingly, the motion of the aircraft/helicopter along with the forces acting on the structure are studied for controlled water impact during the design phase of an aircraft.
Ditching has close links with crash simulation, but also distinctive features. Examples refer to hydrodynamic slamming loads on airborne vehicles and complex hydromechanics (partially at very large forward speeds) as well as the interaction of multi-phase fluid dynamics (involving air, water, and vapor phases) and structure mechanics.
Design for ditching involves more than the analysis of loads and subsequent strengthening of the structure. It often requires adjustment campaigns for the handling of the vehicle during approach and the identification of favorable approach/flight-path conditions in line with the pilots flying capabilities to minimize the remaining kinetic energy of the vehicle to be transferred into the water.
In conclusion, a pressing need for more advanced studies to support the development of next-generation, generalized simulation-based ditching-analysis practices is acknowledged by all stakeholders. The public interest in safety makes this proposal an ideal candidate for a European research proposal.

Champ scientifique

  • /sciences sociales/sociologie/gouvernance/services publics
  • /ingénierie et technologie/génie mécanique/génie automobile/génie aérospatial/avion/giravion
  • /sciences sociales/géographie sociale et économique/transport
  • /sciences naturelles/sciences physiques/mécanique classique/mécanique des fluides/dynamique des fluides

Appel à propositions

H2020-MG-2016-SingleStage-INEA
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Régime de financement

RIA - Research and Innovation action
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Coordinateur

IBK-INNOVATION GMBH & CO. KG
Adresse
Butendeichsweg 2
21129 Hamburg
Allemagne
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contribution de l’UE
€ 560 968,75

Participants (11)

EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgique
Contribution de l’UE
€ 172 500
Adresse
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEXTFLOW SOFTWARE
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 453 053,75
Adresse
1 Rue De La Noe
44300 Nantes
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 280 000
Adresse
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 707 363,75
Adresse
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA
Espagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 412 500
Adresse
Avenida De Aragon 404
28022 Madrid
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 105 000
Adresse
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 495 250
Adresse
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 781 875
Adresse
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BUREAU VERITAS SOLUTIONS MARINE & OFFSHORE
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 587 083,75
Adresse
8 Boulevard Albert Einstein
92400 Nantes
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 378 750
Adresse
L Aeroport
13700 Marignane
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 702 048,75
Adresse
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)