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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1
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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)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 552 900
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrice Soullie (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 581 145,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Till Scherling (Mr.)
LAVISION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 769,50
Address
Anna Vandenhoeck Ring 19
37081 Goettingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norbert Voigt (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 900
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silke Riemann (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 149 100
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gennaro Cardone (Prof.)
STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS LUCHT - EN RUIMTEVAARTCENTRUM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 143 250
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
1059 CM Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marthijn Tuinstra (Mr.)
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 108 138,75
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christophe Schram (Dr.)
MONASH UNIVERSITY
Australia
Address
Wellington Road
3800 Victoria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julio Soria (Prof.)
KUTATELADZE INSTITUTE OF THERMOPHYSICS - SIBERIAN BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - IT SB RAS
Russia
EU contribution
€ 80 100
Address
Lavrentiev Avenue 1
630090 Novosibirsk
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dmtriy Markovitch (Prof.)