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Development of SmarT Eco-friendly anticontamination technologies for LAminaR wings

STELLAR

Development of SmarT Eco-friendly anticontamination technologies for LAminaR wings

Call for proposal: 
H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The aircraft industry is facing issues with the increase of drag directly impacting the fuel consumption of the fleet. Achieving natural laminar flow requires high surface quality. Tiny air flow disturbances at the surface can indeed cause an early transition from laminar to turbulent flow. The accumulation of insect debris on the leading edge of laminar wings has been recognized as one of the most significant operational concerns associated with laminar flow.

The main objective of STELLAR is to develop efficient and durable anticontamination coating and cleaning solutions designed following a deep understanding of the insect residues properties. Hence, STELLAR project seeks to gain insight on the understanding of the biochemical transformation of haemolymph during flight phases and the consequent physico-chemical modification and interaction with the aircraft surface.

In order to meet these goals, the project consortium gathers cutting edge multidisciplinary knowledge and the needed facilities to provide a deep understanding of the insect contamination issues. STELLAR approach has the potential to significantly enhance the current understanding of the key issues and highlight which surface characteristics have the greatest influence on insect residue adhesion. From this approach, new coating and cleaning solutions will be developed.

The knowledge acquired and the coating and cleaning solutions developed will be evaluated through large scale tests:

  1. wind tunnel tests will allow the simulation of the extreme conditions occurring during flights and
  2. real aircraft tests, including short flight tests (on test aircraft) and long flight tests (on commercial aircraft), operating at higher altitudes will allow a full validation of the new solutions developed by the STELLAR project.
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
JTI-CS2-2018-CFP09-AIR-01-40 - Anticontamination Coatings and Cleaning Solutions for Laminar Wings
Lead Organisation: 

Materia Nova

Address: 
AVENUE N COPERNIC 3
7000 MONS
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€425,588
Partner Organisations: 

Ecole Superieure De Physique Et Dechimie Industrielles De La Ville Deparis

Address: 
RUE VAUQUELIN 10
75231 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€83,000

Societe Nationale De Construction Aerospatiale Sonaca Sa

Address: 
Route Nationale Cinq
6041 Gosselies
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€540,625

Universite De Mons

Address: 
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€155,000

Institut Von Karman De Dynamique Des Fluides

Address: 
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€325,000

Les Produits Purs De Courcelles

Address: 
RUE DE TRAZEGNIES 199
6180 COURCELLES
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€72,500

Fundacion Cidetec

Address: 
PASEO MIRAMON 196 PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE MIRAMON
20014 SAN SEBASTIAN
Spain
EU Contribution: 
€285,250

La Mesure Sur Mesure

Address: 
42 AVENUE PAUL CEZANNE
13090 AIX EN PROVENCE
France
EU Contribution: 
€112,809
Technologies: 
Development phase: