AEROCHINA 1 & 2 projects were networking projects co-funded by FP7 and AVIC (China). Many of the GRAIN partners participated in these projects. The AEROCHINA collaborative projects gathered experts from Europe and China to foster cooperation and debate future trends in the field of integrated multi physics modelling, computer simulations and code validation, experimental testing and design methods for the solution of multi physics problems of interest to the aeronautic sector.
The outcomes of the AEROCHINA projects provided specific and mature research and technology development. The main objectives of GRAIN are to identify and assess the future development of large scale simulation methods and tools, needed for greener technologies reaching the Vision 2020 environmental goals.
GRAIN will prepare the R&T development and exploitation with new large scale simulation tools used on distributed parallel environments to deeper understand and minimise the effects of aircraft/engine design on climate and noise impact. High-performance and innovative methodologies and algorithms must also be designed to take full benefit of high-performance computer infra structures existing or quite soon available in Europe and China.
The participating institutions will focus on future collaborative applied research. This concerns modelling, experiments, simulation, control and optimisation for greener aircraft and engines technologies, including: emissions, drag and noise reduction and green materials with an emphasis on multi-discipline approaches for environmentally friendly aircraft.
These collaborations will be dedicated to 3D and these configurations will imply the use of high performance computing facilities that are now available and upcoming in both Europe and China. New developments will be investigated concerning innovative methodologies on robustness and uncertainty for greener aircraft applications.
GRAIN has identified and has assessed the future development of large scale simulation methods and tools, needed for greener technologies reaching the Vision 2020 environmental goals.
GRAIN has prepared the development and has exploited new large scale simulation tools, used on distributed parallel environments, to deeper understand and to minimise the effects of aircraft/engine design on climate and noise impact.
Technological prospects will derive from the new modelling possibilities, resulting from the GRAIN project.
GRAIN Guidelines have defined the strategic lines and methodologies (both numerical modelling and experiments) to be developed in the near future, to reduce the environmental impact of air transport. These guidelines will add as a basis for setting up new projects.
The project has enhanced the open cooperation between Europe and China in the field of aeronautic research and engineering.