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Advanced Lattice Structures for Composite Airframes

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265881

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 431 752,49

  • EU contribution

    € 1 350 260

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

Objective

The ALaSCA project focuses on maximum weight and cost reduction significant in airframes by developing manufacture-optimized lattice fuselage structures fulfilling fundamental aspects of airworthiness.
The idea behind the ALaSCA project is to perform a comprehensive investigation starting with the beneficial geodesic design well-proven in space technology and transferring it to composite aircraft fuselage designs. The main objectives of this research programme are: a) Maximum weight and cost reduction by using lattice designs for fuselage structures. b) Development of manufacture-optimized lattice designs satisfying airworthiness requirements. c) Verification of airworthiness by manufacture and testing of representative lattice components.

Since structural requirements and boundary conditions in rocket technology are quite different from those in aircraft fuselage design, the scope of this project covers the specific aspects of design, sizing, manufacture and testing of lattice structures that follow from aircraft requirements. The objectives will only be achieved when solutions to the following issues in terms of lay-out, design, sizing, manufacture, and testing are found: a) Pro-lattice aircraft configurations for maximum weight and cost savings b) Aircraft specific components treated in the lattice fuselage design. c) Lattice elements, i.e. examination in the aircraft-specific detailed design of loads from impact and internal pressure.

Applying the above-mentioned methodology, the objectives will be achieved by main innovations in the following areas: a) Structural concepts for long service-life periods b) Design and dimensioning of cut-out surround structures c) Optimized floor-barrel interface. d) Barrel-barrel interface. e) Aircraft configurations reducing the demand for large cut-outs and interfaces in lattice fuselage sections. f) Process chain: preliminary design, sizing, detailed design, manufacturing, testing, validation, cost and weight analysis.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Address

Linder Hoehe
51147 Koeln

Germany

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 513 641

Administrative Contact

Felicitas Kutz (Mrs.)

Participants (12)

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 21 176,64

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 251 100

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 400

SMR ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT SA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 95 850

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 226 350

FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY

Russia

Central Research Institute for Special Machine Building

Russia

NON-STATE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND EXPERIMENTAL CENTER OF MOSCOW INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY

Russia

MENDELEYEV UNIVERSITY OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY OF RUSSIA

Russia

SCIENTIFIC AND PRODUCTION ENTERPRISE RADAR-MMS OAO

Russia

NIK-SAMARA OOO

Russia

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 47 742,36

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265881

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2010

  • End date

    30 November 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 431 752,49

  • EU contribution

    € 1 350 260

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany