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Fundamentals of actively controlled flows with trapped vortices

Objective

VortexCell2050 will deliver a new technological platform combining the two cutting-edge technologies, the trapped-vortex and the active flow control.

The project outcomes will serve the designers of the next-generation thick-wing aircraft. Thick-wing, or blended wing-body, aircraft are identified as prospective for development over the next 50 years in the NASA and FAA commission report 'Securing the Future of U.S. Air Transportation: A System in Peril,' released in September 2003.

Success of VortexCell205 0 will ensure European Aeronautical Sector a leadership in a small but critical area, the importance of which will grow in the future with an increase in aircraft size.

VortexCell2050 outputs will provide a valuable economical asset for the European Aeronautical Sector thus making the Sector an active player in the niche of trapped-vortex applications.

VortexCell2050 exploitation route involves the application of the new technological platform to a relatively small High-Altitude Long-Endurance aircraft. This will demonstrate the opportunities for SMEs created by the new technology.

VortexCell2050 final report will include a Roadmap section giving an overview of the step change in aircraft design which can be foreseen on the basis of the technological progress in the trapped-vortex technology.

According to certain forecasts, such progress will lead to creation of very large aircraft capable of take-off and landing almost anywhere outside traditional airport, and capable of using gas as fuel. Such a possibility has significant economical, social, and political implications and politicians need to know about them.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
Address
Highfield
Southampton
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
C.so Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino
CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
Address
Via Maiorise
Capua (Ce)
PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Castro Pretorio 116
Roma
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
Germany
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
München
RIGEL BATTERY COMPANY
Russia
Address
38, Prof.popova, Street
Saint-petersburg
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
Eindhoven
UNIVERSITE BORDEAUX I
France
Address
351, Cours De La Libération
Talence
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MECHANICS OF THE MOSCOW STATE UNIVERSITY M.V. LOMONOSOV
Russia
Address
Michurinsky Prospect 1
Moscow
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
Glasgow