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A computational design engine incorporating multi-disciplinary design and optimisation for blended wing body configuration

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00172

  • Start date

    3 January 2000

  • End date

    2 January 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 880 074

  • EU contribution

    € 3 133 400

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY*

United Kingdom

Objective

The project will develop a multi-disciplinary computational design permitting teams, distributed across Europe to work together in creating optimised designs. The project uses the blended Wing Body configuration as a driving scenario to provide a challenging multi-disciplinary concept requiring a CDE to generate optimal designs. The project defines, specifies and implements an advanced CDE but progresses to a full design by first devising a prototype system. The engine will be able to coordinate structural aerodynamic, aero elastic and flight mechanics disciplines. Handling characteristics will be dealt with by incorporating appropriate models into two flight simulators at partner universities. STEP/EXPRESS interchange mechanisms and feature based modelling will be included in the system architecture, a system group and 8 universities from four EU nations.

Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY*

Address

United Kingdom

Participants (13)

BAE SYSTEMS (OPERATIONS) LTD

United Kingdom

COUNCIL FOR THE CENTRAL LABORATORY OF THE RESEARCH COUNCILS

United Kingdom

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Netherlands

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE

Germany

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Sweden

SAAB AB

Sweden

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAART LABORATORIUM

Netherlands

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN*

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF SIEGEN

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00172

  • Start date

    3 January 2000

  • End date

    2 January 2003

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 880 074

  • EU contribution

    € 3 133 400

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY*

United Kingdom