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INnovative Actuation Concepts for Engine/Pylon/Wing Separation FLOw Control (Design, Build and Wind Tunnel Test)

Objective

The objective of the INAFLOWT project is to use combinations of existing active flow control (AFC) concepts to generate a major advance in AFC aerodynamic efficiency and reliability. Steady suction in combination with oscillatory blowing will be combined using arrays of the no-moving parts SaOB actuator. Active boundary layer separation control concepts will be studied using numerical simulations, as well as with bench-top, simplified geometry and small scale wind tunnel testing. The most promising concept will be tested, integrated as real-scale prototypes in a large wind tunnel model representative of the ultra-high bypass ratio (UHBR) engine/pylon/wing/high-lift system configuration, already tested within AFLONEXT, at realistic Reynolds number, to prove results in near industrial environment.
The INAFLOWT consortium consist of known experts with vast experience and extensive excellence record of collaborations in the areas of AFC, high-lift aerodynamic, wind tunnel testing and CFD simulations. These capabilities and features will guarantee the successful realization of the ambitious goals of the INAFLOWT project and will progress the proposed AFC configuration beyond the State-of-the-Art. The outputs are ambitious and innovative and will pave the way to operational use of UHBR engines in commercial aircraft which will provide significant operational benefits of future European aviation products.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP04-2016-02
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Address
Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 360 000

Participants (4)

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Letnany Beranovych 130
19000 Praha 18
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhukovsky Str 1
140180 Zhukovsky
Activity type
Research Organisations