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GReener Aeronautics International Networking

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€521 302
EU Contribution
€427 392
Project website
Project Acronym
GRAIN
STRIA Roadmaps
Low-emission alternative energy for transport (ALT)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Environmental/Emissions aspects,
Decarbonisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

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.

Objectives

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.

Methodology

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.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
FP7-TRANSPORT

Results

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.

Technical Implications

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.

Policy implications

The project has enhanced the open cooperation between Europe and China in the field of aeronautic research and engineering.

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics En Enginyeria
Address
C Gran Capitan, Edifici C1, Campus Nord Upc Sn, 8034 Barcelona, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€57 082
Partner Organisations
Organisation
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique
Address
Domaine de Voluceau- Rocquencourt, B.P. 105 LE CHESNAY, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€25 680
Organisation
Manchester Metropolitan University
Address
All Saints Building, Oxford Road, MANCHESTER, M15 6BH, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€0
Organisation
The University Of Sheffield
Address
Firth Court Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Chinese Aeronautical Establishment
Address
N°2, Anwai Beiyuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100012, China
EU Contribution
€19 999
Organisation
The University Of Birmingham
Address
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Airborne Composites Automation Bv
Address
LAAN VAN YPENBURG 70, 2497 GB S GRAVENHAGE, Netherlands
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Airbus
Address
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE, 31700 BLAGNAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Centre Europeen De Recherche Et De Formation Avancee En Calcul Scientifique
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42, 31057 Toulouse, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Ingeniería Aeronáutica Ingenia, Aie
Address
Av. Canal Olimpic s/nParc de la Mediterrane, Edificio B6 Plant 2, 8860 CASTELLDEFELS (BARCELONA), Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Airbus Espana, S.l. Sociedad Unipersonal
Address
P John Lenon, s/n, 28906 GETAFE, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali Scpa
Address
Via Maiorise s/n, 81043 CAPUA (CE), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€25 680
Organisation
Alenia Aermacchi Spa
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica Snc, 80038 Pomigliano D'arco (Na), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€19 681
Organisation
Institut Von Karman De Dynamique Des Fluides
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72, 1640 Rhode Saint Genese, Belgium
EU Contribution
€35 310
Organisation
Numerical Mechanics Application International
Address
5 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 1050 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€21 400
Organisation
Acondicionamiento Tarrasense Associacion
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2, 8225 Terrassa, Spain
EU Contribution
€25 680
Organisation
Cranfield Aerospace Limited
Address
Cranfield University Campus Hangar 2, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€25 680

Technologies

Technology Theme
Noise testing, modelling and reduction
Technology
Aircraft noise reduction at source
Development phase
Validation

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