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Advanced Flow Diagnostics for Aeronautical Research

Objective

The objective of AFDAR is to develop, assess and demonstrate new image-based experimental technologies for the analysis of aerodynamic systems and aerospace propulsion components. The main development focus is on new three-dimensional methods based on Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) to measure the flow field around aircraft components, and on the high-speed version of the planar technique for the analysis in time-resolved regime of transient/unsteady aerodynamic problems. The progress beyond the state of the art with respect to current technologies is summarized by three aimed breakthroughs: 1) three-dimensional volumetric measurements over wings and airfoils; 2) time-resolved measurements and aerodynamic analysis several orders of magnitude faster than today; 3) turbulence characterization in aerodynamics wind-tunnels at resolution orders of magnitude higher than today by Long-Range Micro-PIV. The project ultimately aims to support the design of better aircraft and propulsion systems by enabling the designer to use experimental data during the development cycle of unprecedented completeness and quality. The work also covers the simultaneous application of PIV-based techniques and other methods to determine aeroacoustic noise emissions from airframe and to improve combustion processes to lower NOx, CO2 and soot emissions from engines.

The consortium is led by a Dutch Technical University and lists 10 partners including a Russian research Institute and an Australian University. Three industries are involved in this work either as participant or contributing under subcontract and providing testing facilities.

As final results of the project, a detailed analysis of the new measurement systems will be delivered and a number of demonstrations will be performed to validate the concepts in industrial environments. Special emphasis is given to the dissemination of results by meetings, publications and workshops.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Address

Stevinweg 1
2628 Cn Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 640 696

Administrative Contact

Ni Yan (Dr.)

Participants (9)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 552 900

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 581 145,75

LAVISION GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 175 769,50

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 900

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 149 100

STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 143 250

INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 108 138,75

MONASH UNIVERSITY

Australia

KUTATELADZE INSTITUTE OF THERMOPHYSICS - SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - IT SB RAS

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 80 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265695

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    30 April 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 018 236,33

  • EU contribution

    € 2 660 000

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands