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Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic modeling of closely operating propellers for DIStributed PROPulsion

Project description

Optimising placement of many smaller propellers for enhanced propulsion

In the nearly 80 years since the first jet aircraft took to the skies, the jet engines that propel them have been located under the fixed wings or on the fuselage. Novel designs for new aircraft with increasing electrification have prompted innovation in propulsion systems. Among the most promising concepts is distributed propulsion. Numerous smaller electric propellers (propeller arrays) are distributed along the aircraft with flexibility to enhance the aerodynamic coupling between the propellers and the wings and improve performance over conventional designs. The EU-funded DISPROP project will enhance design and analysis tools to support the optimisation of new distributed propulsion systems with closely spaced propellers for a boost in efficiency and greener flight.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP11-2020-01
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 510 125

Participants (4)

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 500 235
Address
Voorsterweg 31
8316 PR Marknesse
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 972 687,50
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 668 155
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEICHTWERK AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 87 587,50
Address
Hermann-blenk-strasse 38
38108 Braunschweig
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)