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Smart Aircraft in Emergency Situations

Smart Aircraft in Emergency Situations

Objective

"Ditching analysis is requested for large transport aircraft by EASA. The respective requirements are specified under § ‘’CS 25.801 Ditching’’. They are primarily devoted to a minimisation of risks for immediate injuries and the provision of fair chances for an evacuation. A significant part of average air travel is over water and historically a planned or unplanned water-landing event occurs grossly speaking every 5 years.
This proposal directly addresses areas ""7.1.3.3: Aircraft Safety"" and “7.1.4.1: Aircraft Development Cost”. The primary outcome of the SMAES project will be advanced methodologies and simulation tools to support aircraft development from pre-project phase to certification. These will enhance future innovation in aircraft design through ensuring that innovative designs are compliant with safety requirements
The key developments addressed in the work programme are:
1. Improved models for the calculation of ditching loads including both analytical and detailed fluid dynamics models. Inclusion of the effects of the complex flow physics in ditching is critical to prediction of ditching loads.
2. Reliable and predictive aircraft models for structural behaviour under dynamic fluid loads.
3. Demonstration of the methods on representative future aircraft design concepts.
The consortium brings together aircraft manufacturers, analysis software developers, research organisations and universities. Together the partners form a strong team covering the required expertise in aircraft design, numerical methods and simulation, ditching analysis and supporting experimental methods to achieve the project objectives."
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Coordinator

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Address

College Road
Mk43 0al Cranfield - Bedfordshire

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 437 500,80

Administrative Contact

James Charles Anthony Campbell (Dr.)

Participants (15)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 132 640

DASSAULT AVIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 360 000

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 155 607

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 26 300

ALENIA AERMACCHI SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 175 000

DLR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 441 351,75

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 401 914,50

ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 195 000

ALTAIR ENGINEERING FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 127 500

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 212 138,40

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 215 922

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 235 580,10

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE PER STUDI ED ESPERIENZE DI ARCHITETTURA NAVALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 567 670,45

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 266172

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 732 492,60

  • EU contribution

    € 3 828 125

Coordinated by:

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom