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Characterization of the Interaction between wing and CLosely Operating Propeller

Project description

Modelling of distributed propulsion systems gets a lift from experimental data

Engines provide thrust, propelling heavy aircraft into the sky with their precious cargo and keeping them on track regardless of changing aerodynamic conditions. Increasing electrification of aircraft to enhance performance while reducing weight and emissions offers a novel opportunity for distributed propulsion. The concept relies on distributing many propulsors integrated into the airframe itself to fully exploit the potential of synergistic coupling of the airframe aerodynamics and the propulsion thrust stream. The EU-funded CICLOP project will conduct an extensive testing campaign to collect valuable experimental data regarding propeller and wing coupling. It will inform a predictive model supporting the design of distributed electric propulsion systems for regional aircraft.


Net EU contribution
€ 847 687,50
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig

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