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Control of flexible structures and fluid-structure interactions

Control of flexible structures and fluid-structure interactions

Objective

We propose to develop systems and control theory needed to understand and control large flexible structures and fluid structure interactions. The beneficiaries are a group of 15 academics from the fields of modelling, control theory, distributed parameter systems and fluid dynamics, aeroelasticity, swimming and marine engineering, working in either mathematics or engineering departments, with strong links between us. We are located at 10 universities in the UK, France, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Israel. In addition, we have four partner universities in Canada, China, USA and France and 11 prestigious industry partners, mostly from Europe. We believe that our backgrounds and skills are sufficiently close so that we can (and do) communicate with ease, but also sufficiently distinct so that we can cover many aspects of this field, and hence (as a consortium) offer outstanding training to young researchers. We believe that this area will have a great impact on the technology of the future, as well as on our understanding of nature, and we are eager to train new
scientists and engineers in this broad field. We believe that Science and Technology in Europe will greatly benefit from this research, and from the education and and knowledge that we will impart to a new generation of researchers. Our research plans are organized into five scientific work packages, which cover mathematical systems theory, modelling and model reduction, relevant aspects of control theory, and applications. The applications that we plan to investigate concern a wide range of flexible structures in interaction with fluids: wind turbines, aircraft wings, precision machine tools, vessels linked by cables as encountered in marine salvage operations and microscopic electromechanical devices. These apparently unrelated systems face similar challenges and can be analysed and controlled in a unified framework.
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Coordinator

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Address

Ramat Aviv
69978 Tel Aviv

Israel

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 520 601,04

Participants (9)

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 546 575,76

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 510 748,56

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

UNIVERSITE DE FRANCHE-COMTE

France

EU Contribution

€ 262 875,60

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 525 751,20

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 273 287,88

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 249 216,48

Partners (15)

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AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.

BAE SYSTEMS SURFACE SHIPS LIMITED

FUNDACION CENER-CIEMAT

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

FTI Consulting

OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT

ONERA

RAFAEL

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

XEMC Wind-power

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Illinois Institute of Technology

University of Waterloo

University Claude Bernard in Lyon

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 765579

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2017

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 932 721,72

  • EU contribution

    € 3 932 721,72

Coordinated by:

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY

Israel