Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.
An official website of the European UnionAn official EU website
English (en)
TRIMIS

Aircraft advanced rear end and empennage optimisation enhanced by anti-ice coatings and devices

IMPACT

Aircraft advanced rear end and empennage optimisation enhanced by anti-ice coatings and devices

Call for proposal: 
H2020-CS2-CFP10-2019-01
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

IMPACT tackles all the challenges of the call JTI-CS2-2019-CfP10-LPA-01-80, “Rear fuselage and empennage shape optimization including anti-icing technologies” by:

  • unlocking the capability to perform fast and accurate 3D ice accretion simulation suitable for non-straight leading-edge empennages, accounting for effects of passive anti-ice coatings and devices like leading-edge undulations;
  • characterising, integrating, and exploiting the passive anti-ice coatings and devices for non-straight leading-edge empennage configurations, reaching TRL 5 at the end of the project;
  • developing and applying innovative aerostructural optimisation methods for advanced rear ends (ARE), including the effects of the passive anti-ice coatings and devices, to minimise drag and include structural and aeroelastic constraints;
  • validate the accuracy of the 3D icing accretion simulations and the performance of passive anti-ice coating and devices by means of large scale icing wind tunnel (IWT) experimental tests.

To realize its ambition, IMPACT builds on a consortium of nine European partners from Austria, Italy and the UK, multiplying the value of EU-funding with a tenth partner from Canada, who joins the project without EU funding. The results delivered by IMPACT are expected to contribute significantly to the objectives of the CS2 IADP LPA ARE by reducing (i) its weight by 7-to-8%, (ii) its recurring costs by 5-to-6%, (iii) the LPA fuel consumption by 1.7-to-2.9%, and (iv) by favourably contributing to reducing lead time.

IMPACT will ultimately support Airbus’ progress with the advanced rear end concept, enhancing the competitiveness of the European LPA industry and value chain.

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

Ait Austrian Institute Of Technology Gmbh

Address: 
GIEFINGGASSE 4
1210 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€396,140
Partner Organisations: 

Rta Rail Tec Arsenal Fahrzeugversuchsanlage Gmbh

Address: 
PAUKERWERKSTRASSE 3
1210 WIEN
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€321,638

Universita Degli Studi Di Udine

Address: 
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€100,725

Cest Kompetenzzentrum Fur Elektrochemische Oberflachentechnologie Gmbh

Address: 
VIKTOR KAPLAN STRASSE 2
2700 WIENER NEUSTADT
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€77,500

Smartup Engineering Srl

Address: 
VIA DEL RIONE SIRIGNANO 7
80121 NAPOLI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€103,710

Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico Ii

Address: 
CORSO UMBERTO I, 40
80138 NAPOLI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€151,250

Eurotech Di Mario Amoroso Sas

Address: 
Via Luigi Mercantini 23 IS 8
80125 NAPOLI
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€203,750

Aerospace & Advanced Composites Gmbh

Address: 
VIKTOR KAPLAN STRASSE 2
2700 WIENER NEUSTADT
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€139,933

University Of Southampton

Address: 
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€150,013
Technologies: 
Development phase:
Development phase: