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Collaborative & Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation

CRESCENDO

Collaborative & Robust Engineering using Simulation Capability Enabling Next Design Optimisation

Call for proposal: 
FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS:
Background & policy context: 

European aircraft, engine and equipment manufacturers are facing greater challenges than ever before. The market demands that more complex products be developed with shorter lead times and more cost effectiveness, while using evolving business models involving multiple organisations.

Objectives: 

The aim of CRESCENDO is to contribute to:

  • 10% reduction of development lifecycle duration and cost;
  • 50% reduction in rework;
  • 20% reduction in the cost of physical tests.

In this way, the CRESCENDO project adds to the following specific targets of the aeronautical industry's Strategic Research Agenda:

  • Halve the time to market for new products with the help of advanced electronic analytical, design, manufacturing and maintenance tools, methods and processes;
  • Increase the integration of the supply chain into the network;
  • Maintain a steady and continuous fall in travel charges through substantial cuts in operating costs.

Thus, the CRESCENDO results provide the aeronautics supply chain with the means to realistically manage and mature the virtual product. Emphasis is put on functionality and components in each phase of the product engineering life cycle.

Methodology: 

CRESCENDO results were made available to the aeronautics supply chain via existing networks, information dissemination, training and technology transfer actions.

CRESCENDO developed the foundations for the Behavioural Digital Aircraft ('BDA'), making use of the experience and results from the VIVACE project. Main components of the BDA are:

  • the Model Store;
  • the Simulation Factory;
  • the Quality Laboratory;
  • and the Enterprise Collaboration Capabilities.

The BDA will become the new backbone for the simulation world, just as the Digital Mock-Up is today for the Product Life-cycle Management world. This is considered a challenging area for research and innovation for the next decade.

The project will be organised into subprojects: technical and business-oriented subprojects, an Enabling Capabilities subproject which will deliver the BDA and a subproject responsible for consortium management and innovation issues. CRESCENDO brings together about 60 partners from industry, research institutes, universities and technology providers.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
The European Commission
Type of funding:
Key Results: 

The following results (Product Breakdown Structure) can be pointed out. The CRESCENDO project has developed the foundations for what is referred to as the 'Mastered Behavioural Digital Aircraft' (MBDA). In CRESCENDO, the MBDA is considered to comprise the following:

  • The 'Behavioural Digital Aircraft' (BDA), as a federated and orchestrated suite of enabling capabilities for models, data and information management (the Model Store). This is combined with: simulation process management (the Simulation Factory), modelling & simulation quality management methods/procedures (the Quality Laboratory), and supported by information & knowledge sharing to enable cross-enterprise decision-making (the Enterprise Collaboration).
  • The complete range of models and simulations that describe the behavioural, functional and operational aspects of the whole aircraft and constituent systems (e.g. engines, avionics, fuel systems), sub-systems, and components.

Policy objectives

Innovating for the future (technology and behaviour): A European Transport Research and Innovation Policy

Lead Organisation: 

Airbus Operations Limited

Address: 
New Filton House, Filton
BRISTOL
BS99 7AR
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€1,131,704
Partner Organisations: 

Lulea Tekniska Universitet

Address: 
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€720,600

Pyramis

Address: 
Boulevard Des Capelles 39
31830 Plaisance Du Touch
France
EU Contribution: 
€186,822

Airbus

Address: 
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE
31700 BLAGNAC
France
EU Contribution: 
€125,533

Fujitsu Systems (Europe) Ltd

Address: 
Baker Street 22
London
W1U 3BW
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€172,313

Short Brothers Plc

Address: 
Airport Road, Queens Island
Belfast
BT3 9DZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€627,627

Airbus Helicopters

Address: 
Aeroport International Marseille-Provence
13725 Marignane
France
EU Contribution: 
€562,364

Linkoepings Universitet

Address: 
Hus Origo Campus Valla
581 83 LINKOEPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€302,493

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.

Address: 
Ben Gurion International Airport
Lod 70100
Israel
EU Contribution: 
€258,500

The Chancellor Masters And Scholars Of The University Of Cambridge

Address: 
TRINITY LANE THE OLD SCHOOLS
CAMBRIDGE
CB2 1TN
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€280,479

Mtu Aero Engines

Address: 
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€568,924

Mews Innovation

Address: 
4 BIS RUE BRINDEJONC DES MOULINAIS ZONE D ACTIVITE COMMERCIALE DE LA GRANDE PLAINE
31500 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€498,152

Isight Software Eurl

Address: 
RUE DU PRESIDENT WILSON 119
92300 LEVALLOIS PERRET
France
EU Contribution: 
€0

Saab Ab

Address: 
Broederna Ugglas Gata
58188 LINKOEPING
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€661,262

Safran Aircraft Engines

Address: 
2 Bvd Du General Martial-Valin
75724 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€1,349,181

Stichting Centrum Voor De Ontwikkeling Van Transport En Logistiek In Europa

Address: 
Van Nelleweg 1
3044 BC Rotterdam
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€921,581

Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co Kg

Address: 
Eschenweg 11
15827 BLANKENFELDE-MAHLOW
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€533,744

Intespace

Address: 
Rond-Point Pierre Guillaumat, 2
31029 Toulouse
France
EU Contribution: 
€386,750

Brandenburgische Technische Universitat Cottbus

Address: 
UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 3-4
101344 COTTBUS
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€374,923

Airbus Operations Sas

Address: 
ROUTE DE BAYONNE 316
31060 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€2,110,909

National Technical University Of Athens

Address: 
Heroon Polytechniou 9 (polytechnic campus)
15780 ZOGRAFOS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€493,912

International Technegroup Limited

Address: 
Carisbrooke Court, Anderson Road, Buckingway Business Park, 4
Swavesey, Cambridge
CB24 4UQ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€322,188

Association Francaise De Normalisation

Address: 
Avenue Francis De Pressence 11
93571 Saint Denis La Plaine
France
EU Contribution: 
€280,000

Samtech S.a.

Address: 
Rue des Chasseurs-Ardennais 8
- ANGLEUR (LIÈGE)
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€411,823

Dassault Systemes

Address: 
RUE MARCEL DASSAULT 10
78140 VELIZY VILLACOUBLAY
France
EU Contribution: 
€772,900

Siemens Industry Software Sas

Address: 
Avenue Morane Saulnier 13 Espace Velizy Immeuble Le Chavez
92320 Chatillon
France
EU Contribution: 
€339,333

Institut National Des Sciences Appliquées

Address: 
135 avenue de Rangueil
31077 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€151,200

Associazione Esoce Net European Society Of Concurrent Engineering Net

Address: 
Via Cortina D Ampezzo 164
135 Roma
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€320,400

Lms Imagine

Address: 
Place des Minimes 7
42300 Roanne
France
EU Contribution: 
€196,812

Safran Helicopter Engines

Address: 
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
France
EU Contribution: 
€372,298

University Of Limerick

Address: 
University of Lemerick
N/A
LIMERICK
Ireland
EU Contribution: 
€206,112

Uninova-Instituto De Desenvolvimento De Novas Tecnologias-Associacao

Address: 
Campus Da Caparica Quinta Da Torre
2829516 Caparica
Portugal
EU Contribution: 
€657,950

Office National D'etudes Et De Recherches Aerospatiales

Address: 
CHEMIN DE LA HUNIERE
91120 PALAISEAU
France
EU Contribution: 
€795,486

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hoehe
51147 KOELN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€350,106

The Queen's University Of Belfast

Address: 
University Road Lanyon Building
Belfast
BT7 1NN
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€413,712

Airbus

Address: 
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE
31700 BLAGNAC
France
EU Contribution: 
€2,265,361

Thales Avs France Sas

Address: 
75-77 Avenue Marcel Dassault
33700 Merignac
France
EU Contribution: 
€480,384

Paragon Anonymh Etaireia Meleton Erevnas Kai Emporiou Proigmenhs Texnologias

Address: 
KARAOLI KAI DIMITRIOU 13
11146 GALATSI N ATTIKIS
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€271,560

Msc Software Belgium

Address: 
Rue Emile Francqui 1 Axis Park
1435 Mont Saint Guibert
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€297,900

Airbus Deutschland Gmbh

Address: 
Kreetslag 10
950109 HAMBURG
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€190,887

Centre Europeen De Recherche Et De Formation Avancee En Calcul Scientifique

Address: 
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
France
EU Contribution: 
€387,715

Avio S.p.a.

Address: 
Via 1 Maggio 99
00187 RIVALTA DI TORINO
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€643,400

University Of Southampton

Address: 
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€360,018

Arttic

Address: 
58A rue du Dessous des Berges
75013 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€767,735

Politecnico Di Torino

Address: 
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi
10129 Torino
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€397,550

Eurostep Ab

Address: 
Drottninggatan 68
11121 Stockholm
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€990,040

Alenia Aermacchi Spa

Address: 
Viale Dell'aeronautica Snc
80038 Pomigliano D'arco (Na)
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€960,908

Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En Enginyeria

Address: 
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn
8034 Barcelona
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€306,457

International Research Institute For Advanced Systems

Address: 
Prospect 60-Letiya Oktyabrya 9
Moscow
117312
Russia
EU Contribution: 
€288,000

Gkn Aerospace Sweden Ab

Address: 
-
46181 Trollhaettan
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€1,423,117

Msc Software Gmbh

Address: 
AM MOOSFELD 13
81829 MUNCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€692,864

Fluorem

Address: 
Chemin de Mouilles 64
69130 ECULLY
France
EU Contribution: 
€304,680

Safran Nacelles

Address: 
Route Du Pont Viii
76700 Gonfreville L Orcher
France
EU Contribution: 
€213,248

Cranfield Aerospace Limited

Address: 
Cranfield University Campus Hangar 2
Cranfield
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€670,515

Altran Technologies

Address: 
96 AVENUE CHARLES DE GAULLE
92200 NEUILLY SUR SEINE
France
EU Contribution: 
€212,400

Rolls Royce Plc

Address: 
65 Buckingham gate
LONDON
SW1E 6AT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€1,359,171

Ansys France Sas

Address: 
Place Georges Pompidou 14-15
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux
France
EU Contribution: 
€208,188

Universita Del Salento

Address: 
PIAZZA TANCREDI 7
73100 LECCE
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€540,798

Empresarios Agrupados Internacional Sa

Address: 
Calle Magallanes 3
28015 Madrid
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€392,510
Technologies: 
Development phase: