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Active aeroelastic aircraft structure (3AS)

Objective

The proposed project will develop and evaluate design concepts to improve aircraft efficiency through exploitation of airframe aero elastic deformations. These concepts will ensure optimum efficiency at all flight and payload conditions through continual adjustment of the aircraft shape. Exploitation of the aero elastic behavior will enable the use of aerodynamic loads to produce the required deformations. Considerable reductions in structural weight, size of stabilizer surfaces, aerodynamic drag, and design loads will be possible. After initial evaluation of possible design approaches, selected concepts will be applied to several aircraft configurations. An important part of the project will concentrate on the performance and feasibility of new smart materials and the development of new actuation systems. The most promising concepts will be validated by wind tunnel tests. A database will be created to describe the aero elastic impacts and results from the programme.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Address
Geb. 6.1. Wareneingang, Ludwig-buelkow-allee
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany

Participants (15)

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH & TEST INSTITUTE LTD.
Czechia
Address
Beranovych 130
199 05 Praha
AIRBUS ESPANA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida John Lennon S/n
28906 Getafe
ALENIA AERONAUTICA SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica
80038 Pomigliano D'arco
CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE
Russia
Address
Zhukovsky 1
140160 Moscow / Zhukovsky
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI S.C.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
GAMESA DESARROLLOS AERONAUTICOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Leonardo Da Vinci 13, Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Mayor Alava
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
10,Bunsenstrasse 10
37073 Goettingen
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
Address
Carretera Ajalvir, Km. 4,5
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais, Pav. Mecanica 1-2°
1049-001 Lisboa
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Via La Masa 34
20156 Milano
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Teknikringen 8
100 44 Stockholm
SAAB AB
Sweden
Address

581 88 Linkoeping
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
Address
Technion City
Haifa
TSAGI INTERNATIONAL INC.
United States
Address
Fifth Avenue 701, 6100 Columbia Centre
98124 Seattle
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Simon Building, Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester