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Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement

FLEXOP

Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement

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

The FLEXOP project is about developing multidisciplinary aircraft design capabilities for Europe that will increase competitiveness with emerging markets, particularly in terms of aircraft development costs. A closer coupling of wing aeroelasticity and flight control systems in the design process opens new opportunities to explore previously unviable designs. Common methods and tools across the disciplines also provide a way to rapidly adapt existing designs into derivative aircraft, at a reduced technological risk (e.g. using control to solve a flutter problem discovered during development). The goal will be achieved by:

  • Improving efficiency of currently existing wing, by increased span at no excess structural weight, while establishing modifications by aeroelastic tailoring to carry the redesigned derivative wing
  • Developing methods and tools for very accurate flutter modeling and flutter control synthesis, to enable improved flutter management during development, certification, and operation, enabling flying with the stretched wing at same airspeed as the baseline aircraft
  • Validating the accuracy of developed tools and methods on an affordable experimental platform, followed by a scale-up study, demonstrating the interdisciplinary development cycle.

 

Manufacturers will gain cost efficient methods, tools and demonstrators for enhancing aircraft performance by integrated development of flutter control and aeroelastic tailoring. These inter-disciplinary capabilities will improve the design cycle and the Verification & Validation process of both derivative and new aircraft. Better control of development and certification costs can be achieved if these capabilities are used to address problems early in the design process. Flight test data will be posted on the project website to provide a benchmark for the EU aerospace community. The project’s results will serve as a preliminary outlining of certification standards for future EU flexible transport aircraft.

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

Magyar Tudomanyos Akademia Szamitastechnikai Es Automatizalasi Kutatointezet

Address: 
Kende Utca 13-17
Budapest
1111
Hungary
EU Contribution: 
€980,802
Partner Organisations: 

Inasco Hellas Etaireia Efarmosmenon Aerodiastimikon Epistimon Ee

Address: 
Napoleontos Zerva 18
16675 Glyfada Athina
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€528,533

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Address: 
Templergraben
52062 Aachen
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€95,535

Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Address: 
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,129,835

Airbus Defence And Space Gmbh

Address: 
Ludwig-Boelkow-Allee 1
85521 Ottobrunn
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€895,564

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€735,454

University Of Bristol

Address: 
BEACON HOUSE QUEENS ROAD
BRISTOL
BS8 1QU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€643,468

Airbus Defence And Space Ltd

Address: 
Gunnels Wood Road
STEVENAGE
SG1 2AS
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€282,150

Fischer Advanced Composite Components Ag

Address: 
Fischerstr. 9
192 RIED / INNKREIS
Austria
EU Contribution: 
€1,177,444

Technische Universiteit Delft

Address: 
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2600 GA Delft
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€223,379
Technologies: 
Development phase: