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European high lift programme (EUROLIFT)

Objective

Present aircraft design methods have to be improved continuously due to environmental and future transport market requirements. Promising results are expected from development of advanced high lift systems for civil transport aircraft. EUROLIFT will develop know-how and tools for an efficient design of such systems. At present the validation of the numerical design of a high lift/low speed system is done with sub-scale aircraft models and final performance of the new aircraft is derived by extrapolation. This extrapolation to a full-scale aircraft poses a high risk in time and money. The accurate prediction of the low speed/high lift performance early in the design process will, therefore, be a key asset in the development of competitive future aircraft. Consequently, EUROLIFT research will:
- perform a number of special experiments to create an experimental data base,
- use the cryogenic very high Reynolds number test facility ETW to bridge the gap between sub-scale testing and flight conditions to understand and incorporate scaling effects,
- employ the database to assess and improve available numerical tools with respect to time effective pre-optimisation and the high accuracy required for industrial applications, and
- combine experimental and theoretical results for enhanced understanding oh high lift flow physics.

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Address
Kreetslag 10
21129 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (11)

AIRBUS ESPANA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
AIRBUS FRANCE SAS
France
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
Toulouse
ANALYSIS SYSTEMS RESEARCH HIGH-TECH LTD
Greece
Address
67,Argyroupoleos 86
16451 Argyroupolis -Athina
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
EUROPEAN TRANSONIC WINDTUNNEL GMBH
Germany
Address
Ernst-mach-strasse
51147 Koeln
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Lilienthalplatz 7
38108 Braunschweig
IBK INGENIEUR BUERO - DR GUENTER KRETZSCHMAR
Germany
Address
Eichendorffstrasse 120
90491 Nuernberg
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Address
Ctra. Ajalvir, Km. 4
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 29
92322 Chatillon
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
2,Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1006 BM Amsterdam
SWEDISH DEFENCE RESEARCH AGENCY
Sweden
Address
Ranhammarsvaegen 14
Stockholm