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Prospecting and Promoting Scientifi c Co-operation between Europe and China in the Field of Multi-Physics Modelling, Simulation, Experimentation and Design Methods in Aeronautics

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete with results
Geo-spatial type
Other
Total project cost
€663 726
EU Contribution
€500 000
Project website
Project Acronym
AEROCHINA2
STRIA Roadmaps
Vehicle design and manufacturing (VDM)
Transport mode
Airborne icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport,
Freight transport

Overview

Call for proposal
FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
Link to CORDIS
Background & Policy context

Numerous modelling, design optimisation and experimental tools and solvers have been developed and used until recently, both in Europe and in China, and have proven to be of significant value in many industrial applications when not explicitly treating the coupling due to multidisciplinary effects. So far, the correct use of such single discipline codes is limited to a specific range of applications. Despite recent efforts, there is still a lack of initial information on available methods, codes and experiments related to loosely and strongly coupled multidisciplinary problems in aeronautics in Europe and China, involving two or more different fields (such as fluid/structure, fluid/acoustics, fluid/heat transfer, structure/acoustics, pollution flows, composite materials, etc.) and emphasising the importance of human aspects and flexible integration on collaborative environments.

Objectives

The aim of the AEROCHINA2 Coordination Support Action (CSA) is to foster the cooperation between a number of industry, university and research organisations in the aeronautics sector in Europe and China in the field of multi-physics modelling, computer simulation and code validation, experimental testing and design methods for the solution of multi-physics problems of interest to the aeronautic sector. The spectrum multi-physical disciplines considered in AEROCHINA2 which are of interest of European and Chinese partners are Aerodynamics, Structures & Materials, Fluid Dynamics, Aeroacoustics, Active Flow Control and Aero Elasticity.

The general strategic objectives of the project are the following:

  1. To identify areas of mutual RTD interest, and to clarify the skills, experiences and capabilities of the Chinese partners in the relevant technological areas of multi-physics analysis and design;
  2. To develop concepts of collaboration in those areas between the European and Chinese partners in order to ensure a win-win situation;
  3. To prepare specific RTD activities that are mature enough for joint proposals in the EC's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

These AEROCHINA2 objectives correspond to a more long-term preparation necessary for a substantial and sustainable win-win co-operation in forthcoming FP7 calls.

Methodology

The specific project activities focus on:

  • Prospective studies on the existing methods for single and multi-physics simulation, experimentation and design tools in Europe and China.
  • The development of a common database incorporating the knowledge of the relevant multi-physics simulation/validation/design technology in Europe and China.
  • Identification of possible co-operation in RTD areas.
  • The organisation of a workshop (in China) and two database workshops (one in Europe and one in China) in order to interchange and be prepared to share knowledge on the field of multi-physics simulation, validation and design.
  • The organisation of one short course (in Europe) in the multi-physics fields.
  • The dissemination of the project outputs among universities, research centres and industries in the aeronautic sector in Europe and China.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Institution Name
The European Commission
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Funding Source
DG RTD

Results

  • Specification of prospective strategy and work plans
  • Web based AEROCHINA2 Communication System
  • State of the art review and collection of single and multi physics data
  • Identification of future joint multi-physics RTD activities
  • Dissemination activities
  • Identification of RTD areas for future collaboration

Innovation aspects

A specific Web-based Communication System, AEROCHINA based new EU-China Database and also Collaborative platform will be activated by CIMNE and INRIA with the coordination of CAE for the Chinese component for reproducing sharing knowledge concepts by collaborative teams. This environment will include the necessary facilities for compiling and disseminating multidisciplinary analysis and test data in numerical and graphic form. The AEROCHINA2 Communication System will also be a day-to-day communication tool between the European and Chinese partners and the EC officers for exchanging all kind of information related to the project.

Strategy targets

4. The external dimension

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
€59 960
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
€27 300
Organisation
Totalforsvarets Forskningsinstitut
Address
Gullfossgatan, 164 90 Stockholm, Sweden
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€16 300
Organisation
The University Of Sheffield
Address
Firth Court Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€27 300
Organisation
Chinese Aeronautical Establishment
Address
N°2, Anwai Beiyuan, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100012, China
EU Contribution
€175 500
Organisation
The University Of Birmingham
Address
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€27 300
Organisation
Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v
Address
Linder Hoehe, 51147 KOELN, Germany
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€16 740
Organisation
Airbus
Address
2 ROND POINT EMILE DEWOITINE, 31700 BLAGNAC, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€27 300
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
€16 300
Organisation
Instytut Podstawowych Problemow Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Address
Adolfa Pawinskiego 5B, 02-106 WARSAW, Poland
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€16 300
Organisation
Airbus Espana, S.l. Sociedad Unipersonal
Address
P John Lenon, s/n, 28906 GETAFE, Spain
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€17 550
Organisation
Universite De Provence
Address
3 place Victor Hugo, 13331 MARSEILLE, France
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€27 300
Organisation
Alenia Aermacchi Spa
Address
Viale Dell'aeronautica Snc, 80038 Pomigliano D'arco (Na), Italy
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€17 550
Organisation
Numerical Mechanics Applications International Sa
Address
CHAUSSEE DE LA HULPE 187-189, 1170 BRUXELLES, Belgium
Organisation website
EU Contribution
€27 300

Technologies

Technology Theme
Unclassified
Technology
Non-technology

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