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Aeroelastic Gust Modelling

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Aeroelastic Gust Modelling

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

Encounters with atmospheric turbulence are vitally important in the design and certification of many manmade structures such as aircraft and wind turbines. Gusts cause rapid changes in the flow about the structures, leading to rigid and flexible unsteady responses. Knowledge of aircraft/gust interactions is therefore vital for loads estimation during aircraft design as it impacts on control systems and often defines the maximum loads that these structures will experience in service. At present industry typically uses the linear doublet lattice method with static loads corrections from expensive wind tunnel data. The wind tunnel data is created using the final aerodynamic surface in the predicted cruise shape. This means that gust loads come relatively late when the design options have been narrowed. Increased competition and environmental concerns are likely to lead to the adoption of more flexible materials and the consideration of novel configurations, in which case the linear assumptions of the current gust loads process will become unacceptable. To introduce non-linearity into the gust loads process without significantly increasing the cost and time, this project has three main objectives: to carry out investigations using CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) so that the non-linearities in gust interactions are understood; to create a gust loads process that does not require wind tunnel data and hence reduces the need for wind tunnel testing; to develop updated reduced order models for gust prediction that account for non-linearity at an acceptable cost. These investigations will reduce the need for expensive wind tunnel testing and hence lead to time and cost savings at the design stage therefore ensuring that the European aerospace and defence industry remain competitive in the future. The wind turbine industry has similar concerns, with gusts and wind shear restricting the locations available for wind farms. The project will also address these issues using common methodology.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

University Of Bristol

Address: 
BEACON HOUSE QUEENS ROAD
BRISTOL
BS8 1QU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€827,425
Partner Organisations: 

Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique

Address: 
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt
B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY
France
EU Contribution: 
€286,269

Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa

Address: 
Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€341,550

University Of Cape Town

Address: 
Private Bag X3
Rondebosch
7701
South Africa
EU Contribution: 
€324,375

Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Address: 
Ludwig-Boelkow-Allee 1
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€68,750

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€468,204

Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.a

Address: 
Viale Castro Pretorio 116
185 ROMA
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€219,375

Dassault Aviation

Address: 
9, Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées - Marcel Dassault
75008 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€383,864

Optimad Engineering S.r.l.

Address: 
Via Giacinto Collegno 18
10143 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€304,250

The University Of Liverpool

Address: 
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
Liverpool
L69 7ZX
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€350,216

Valeol Sas

Address: 
COURS VICTOR HUGO 213
33130 BEGLES
France
EU Contribution: 
€318,750

Numerical Mechanics Application International

Address: 
5 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt
1050 BRUSSELS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€344,625
Technologies: 
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