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Robust- and sustainable-by-design ultra-higH aspEct ratio wing and Airframe

RHEA

Robust- and sustainable-by-design ultra-higH aspEct ratio wing and Airframe

Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

The efficiency gains offered by ultra-high aspect ratio wings are key to increase the sustainability of air travel as the volume of passengers continues to grow. However, a fully viable and deployable solution has not yet been proposed due to technological, certification and operational limits, which are mainly due to complex aeroelastic behaviour and constraints from both manufacturing methods and airport infrastructure.

This project is centred around the idea that future-generation aircraft with ultra-high-aspect-ratio wings is conceivable with forward-looking technologies and physics-based multidisciplinary analysis and optimization approaches. Critically, RHEA will introduce a paradigm shift towards robust design methods, inherently built with a quantitative management of uncertainties in both operating conditions as well as model predictive capabilities. The project will also introduce a number of carefully selected technologies into the aero-structural design process of novel aircraft configurations. Multidisciplinary designs optimization of representative aircraft will address short-range, medium range and long-range missions.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
JTI-CS2-2019-CFP10-THT-07 Ultra-High Aspect ratio wings
Lead Organisation: 

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig

Address: 
Pockelsstrasse
38106 Braunschweig
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€742,625
Partner Organisations: 

Stichting Duits-Nederlandse Windtunnels

Address: 
VOORSTERWEG 31
8316 PR Marknesse
Netherlands
EU Contribution: 
€417,875

Imperial College Of Science Technology And Medicine

Address: 
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
LONDON
SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€300,930

Irt Antoine De Saint Exupery

Address: 
B 612 - CS 34436, 3 RUE TARFAYA
31400 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€199,329

University Of Strathclyde

Address: 
Richmond Street
Glasgow
G1 1XQ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€345,800
Technologies: 
Development phase: