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AEROdynamic Surfaces by advanced MUltifunctional COatings

Objective

The main objective of the AEROMUCO project is to develop and evaluate a number of alternative – and highly innovative – active and passive multi-functional surface protection systems for future generation of aircraft, leading to a significant improvement in fuel efficiency and a reduction in CO2 and NOx emissions. Two technological routes to achieve this goal will be explored:
• The reduction of the energy consumption for inflight de-icing through the development of coatings that exploit the use of a new generation of low-energy consuming active de-icing systems.
• The development of durable and effective active and passive surface protection systems that will facilitate and maintain laminar boundary layers on aerodynamic surfaces. These coatings will reduce insect adhesion through novel, low-surface-energy concepts and remove insect residue through photoactive/enzymatic activity on nanotextured coatings.
The high-speed airflow over aircraft can contain sand, water droplets, insects, ice crystals and other particles, and there thus exists a significant challenge to produce protective coatings for this varied and demanding environment. AEROMUCO will develop multifunctional coatings with both anti-contamination and anti-icing properties that will also protect the aircraft’s skin from erosion. These novel coatings will be customized to the requirements of the location on the wing (e.g. leading edge contamination avoidance, upper surface runback ice prevention).
The multi-disciplinary approach will yield technological improvements beyond the state of the art through a structured, but innovative, research strategy. A comprehensive set of unique tests will be performed, including ice build-up tests (microscopic and full-scale icing wind tunnel tests), comparative rain erosion tests, abrasion tests, and an assessment of kinetic of enzyme processes.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/entomology
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 603 000
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)

Participants (12)

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Ing. P. Foresio 1
21040 Venegono Superiore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Oreste Valerio (Dr.)
ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 245 253
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlo Oreste Valerio (Dr.)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 189 150
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Claire Lallemand (Ms.)
SAAB AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 175 000
Address
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581 88 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Camilla Andersson (Ms.)
C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 301 050
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Formisano (Mr.)
INSTITIUID TEICNEOLAIOCHTA BHAILE ATHA CLIATH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 337 523
Address
Grangegorman Lower
D07 H6K8 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brendan Duffy (Dr.)
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 342 375
Address
Rue Jaquet Droz 1
2000 Neuchatel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Rostaing (Ms.)
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHES EN INGENIERIE DES SURFACES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 201 910
Address
Rue Benoit Fourneyron
42160 Andrezieux-boutheon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie Hélène Mirmand (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 375 000
Address
National Technological Park, Plassey
- Limerick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rosemary Fogarty (Ms.)
Photon et Polymers
France
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Rue General De Gaulle 66
68460 Lutterbach
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Khalid Zahouily (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 000
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Curioni (Prof.)
University of Food Technologies
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 347 000
Address
Maritza Boulevard 26
4000 Plovdiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albert Krastanov (Prof.)