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ConcEpt validatioN sTudy foR fusElage wake-filLIng propulsioN intEgration

Objective

"The CENTRELINE project aims at maximising the benefits of aft-fuselage wake-filling under realistic systems design and operating conditions. The concept realises fuselage wake-filling through a single propulsive device installed at the fuselage aft-end with the purpose to entrain and re-energise the fuselage boundary layer flow, the so-called Propulsive Fuselage Concept (PFC). The aft-fuselage propulsor is driven turbo-electrically with power supplied through generator off-takes from advanced geared turbofan engines in under-wing installation.
CENTRELINE will perform the proof of concept and initial experimental validation for a highly promising propulsion-airframe integration approach in order to mature this technology from currently TRL 1-2 to TRL 3-4. Advanced pre-design methods based on high-fidelity numerical simulation and integrated multidisciplinary design optimisation techniques will be adopted in order to produce best and balanced design solutions for the concept. The technological key features will be initially validated through physical experiments including scale-model wind tunnel testing for the overall configuration as well as specialised aerodynamic rig testing of the boundary layer ingesting aft-fuselage propulsor. The proposed research and innovation actions represent the immediate exploitation of results of the highly successful FP7 L-0 project “DisPURSAL” (GA no. 323013).
The optimised system technology concept will be eco-environmentally benchmarked against an advanced conventional reference aircraft equipped with aerodynamic, structural, power plant and systems technologies suitable for a potential Entry Into Service (EIS) year 2035, referred to as ""R2035"". The objective CO2 reductions of the concept at integrated vehicular level are -11% against the R2035 (which means –40% CO2 versus the Y2000 SRIA reference). A detailed technology roadmap will be developed, indicating how to transfer these improvements to TRL 6 in 2030."

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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Coordinator

BAUHAUS LUFTFAHRT EV
Address
Willy Messerschmitt Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 802 190

Participants (11)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 104 535,78
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 258 745
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 301 041
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 250
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 250 675
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 295 086,94
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 798 296
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 549 922
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 95 459,22
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 36 163,06
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC INNOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 37 155,78
Address
Oskar-von-miller-ring 29
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)