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Smart Morphing and Sensing

Objective

Smart Morphing & Sensing is a multidisciplinary project associating novel electroactive actuators and sensors to increase aerodynamic efficiency and attenuate vibrations and noise. This is achieved via aerostructural morphing exploiting the real-time information from the distributed actuation and sensing systems. This goal is achieved by actuating the smart-materials to deform the structure according to optimum shape design by means of Flight Control Commands. The novel “intelligent material” technology is a hybrid association of small piezo-actuators distributed along the control surface, of Shape Memory Alloys and of Electroactive Polymers, disposed under the ‘skin’ of the active structure. This novel hybrid design allows associating fast time response and vibrational actuation with simultaneous high deformation ability. The ability in capturing energy from the already existing vibrations and redistributing it in the actuation will be used to partially supply the system and therefore ensure an economic and realistic morphing. This is beyond the cutting edge of the state of the art in morphing concepts. The use of novel distributed pressure sensors based on fiber Bragg grating provides real-time information on the actuation performance and the flight situation enabling an efficient in-situ optimization using a dedicated controller interfacing the actuators with the fiber based sensors. Aerodynamic and structural experiments are included to demonstrate the abilities of the new integrated smart sensing and morphing design via real-time actuation. High-fidelity aeroelastic computations are used to optimize the actuators location and function. The experiments will study the increase of the aerodynamic efficiency in cruise, take-off and landing by controlling the turbulence structure responsible for noise and vibration. The main configuration will be based on the Airbus A320 type wing with morphing flap.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2016-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
Address
Allee Emile Monso 6
31029 Toulouse Cedex 4
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 932 500

Participants (9)

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 319 687,50
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 377 375
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 248 750
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
EU contribution
€ 335 562,50
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Activity type
Research Organisations
CEMENTYS
France
EU contribution
€ 339 750
Address
27 Villa Daviel
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVATEM
France
EU contribution
€ 349 687,50
Address
3 Rue De Thionville
11110 Coursan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CFD SOFTWARE - ENTWICKLUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 250
Address
Wolzogenstrasse 4
14163 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CFS ENGINEERING SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 331 250
Address
Epfl Innovation Park Batiment A
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHELLER TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 365 875
Address
Poeler Strasse 85A
23970 Wismar
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)