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Advance Laminar Flow Control with Variable Porosity

Project description

Mathematical methods fill in experimental gaps in wind tunnel tests of laminar flow control

Reducing turbulent air flow over air foils is fundamental to safe, efficient flight that minimises fuel consumption. Laminar flow control techniques are aimed at ensuring that the air is moving in a very orderly way over the air foil, as if moving in infinite smooth parallel layers. Developing these systems requires testing, and testing of such large structures requires wind tunnels equipped with the appropriate hardware and software to run the test, collect the data and analyse it. The EU-funded ALVAR project is testing a promising laminar flow control system in one of the world's largest low-speed facilities. The team is developing analysis methods able to extract local flow rates (not measurable experimentally) with very well-defined uncertainty levels, leading to a comprehensive evaluation of suction on the surface of the air foil.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Net EU contribution
€ 258 500,00
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Germany

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Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Braunschweig, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (1)

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 535 625,00
Address
Voorsterweg 31
8316 PR Marknesse

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Region
Oost-Nederland Flevoland Flevoland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00