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Innovative Methods of Separated Flow Control in Aeronautics

Objective

The IMESCON network is a high quality training network to produce well qualified researchers in the area of active flow control and new helicopter technology. This training programme of best quality early stage and experienced researchers from industry and academia will combine expertise from fluid dynamics, composite material, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), experimental techniques and numerical modeling of coupled multiple simultaneous physical phenomena.
Proposed research project of mutual interest to partners will address key questions in the complex multi physics phenomena research related to active flow control with the application of the novel piezoelectric materials. In energy consuming applications like aircraft operation active flow control is effective method of substantial fuel consumption and thus CO2 emission reduction. Flow control methods influence the flow unsteadiness, thus impact the increased durability of the manufactured elements and noise reduction.
Combination of the two cutting-edge technologies, the MEMS and the active flow control will provide an excellent training and career development path for researchers who wish to work on analysis of the combined effects of multiple physical phenomena in environment-friendly modern technologies. Proposed project will foster existing long term collaboration between partners and create new collaborations through recruited researchers. The project outcomes will both serve the designers of the next-generation aircrafts and at the same time strengthen the human potential in R&D in Europe.
IMESCON is Marie Curie ITN training programme involving 2 large European helicopter designers and manufacturers, 2 SMEs specialised in MEMS, 3 world class academic research groups and prime engineering innovation partner. The strong involvement of the industry will shape the training needs of the researchers and increase their employability.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft/rotorcraft
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics/fluid dynamics
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Address
Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 576 287
Administrative Contact
Piotr Doerffer (Prof.)

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 378 983
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veronica Shaw (Ms.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 449 260
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Caroline De Meester (Ms.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 301 640
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Peeters (Dr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
EU contribution
€ 250 593
Address
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Frank Claeyssen (Dr.)
WYTWORNIA SPRZETU KOMUNIKACYJNEGO PZL-Swidnik Spolka Akcyjna
Poland
EU contribution
€ 289 500
Address
Al. Lotnikow Polskich 1
21045 Swidnik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pawel Chojnacki (Mr.)