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Aerodynamic validation of emission reducing

Objective

AVERT will deliver upstream aerodynamics research that will enable breakthrough technology deployment and innovative aircraft configuration development and a step change in aircraft performance. The project will contribute to the need to improve the environmental impact of aircraft emissions and the drive to strengthen the competitiveness of European manufacturing industry The major objective of AVERT is the development and industrialisation of novel active flow control technologies for a realistic configuration to significantly reduce airframe drag and thus engine CO2 emissions. This research responds to a target set in the ACARE 2020 review for a substantial increase in aircraft cruise L/D by realising the full potential of new configurations such as the "Pro Green" aircraft. Active flow control technology can attack the two main sources of aircraft drag (profile and vortex drag) directly, by reducing skin friction drag, and indirectly by unlocking traditional configuration constraints on aircraft design and alter the focus of many design rules. It is predicted that the combined drag reduction could be up to 10% and an equivalent reduction in emissions. The achievement of the objective will give the aircraft makers within AVERT confidence that emerging flow control technologies can be industrialised to the point of practical and beneficial application to an aircraft operating in a commercial environment. The objectives will be achieved through the evaluation of selected types of device and control system, the assessment of these technologies against two baseline aircraft configurations and the validation of the most promising technologies through large scale wind tunnel testing at appropriate flight conditions. The project consortium consists of 16 organisations from 8 different countries whose researchers have significant experience in the areas of aircraft design, flow control technology, MEMS devices and wind tunnel testing.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
Address
New Filton House
Bristol
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS S. L.
Spain
Address
Av. John Lennon, S/n
Getafe - Madrid
EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER GERMANY
Germany
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-straße
Munich
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Koeln
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH "ELIE CARAFOLI"
Romania
Address
Iuliu Maniu 220
76-179 Bucharest
OFFICE NATIONAL D?ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES
France
Address
29, Avenue De La Division Leclerc
Châtillon
PARAGON S.A.
Greece
Address
19, Protopapadaki Str, Galatsi
Athens
VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV, A.S.
Czechia
Address
Beranových 130
Prague - Letnany
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
Germany
Address
Straße Des 17. Juni 135
Berlin
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3 Rue Michel Ange
Paris
UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ramiro De Maeztu 7
Madrid
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
Nottingham
ALENIA AERONAUTICA S.P.A
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica Snc
Pomigliano D'arco (Na)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
Address
9 Rond-point Des Champs-elysées - Marcel Dassault
Paris