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1 Delft University of Technology Dr. ir. Roeland De Breuker and Dr. Arvind Rao Delft University of Technology Challenge the future

2 Delft University of Technology General Information Founded in 1842 by King William II Largest and oldest Dutch University of Technology 8 faculties, 14 Bachelor courses, 34 Master courses Number of students approx Characteristics Excellent (international) ratings High international reputation Driven by demands of society Strong (mono)disciplines 11 focussed multidisciplinary research themes

3 Aerospace Engineering Characteristics Internationally oriented Covering almost all areas of aerospace engineering both with expertise and laboratory equipment One of the best aerospace engineering institutions world wide, acknowledged by industry and accreditation boards Fully English taught programme 34% international students Member of IDEA League and PEGASUS university networks Bilateral international agreements Working in multinational research teams

4 Aerospace Engineering Facts and Figures Number of staff: 59 support staff 250+ academic staff Funding: 22 M - Government funding 7 M - External funding Largest aerospace engineering faculty in Western Europe: Approximately 2400 of students (BSc and MSc) 440 first year students (numerus fixus)

5 Aerospace Engineering Organisation Aerodynamics Aerodynamics, Wind Energy, Flight Performance & Propulsion Wind Energy Flight Performance & Propulsion Faculty of Aerospace Engineering Control & Operations Control & Simulation Air Transport Operations Aerospace Structures & Computational Mechanics Aerospace Structures & Materials Structural Integrity & Composites Novel Aerospace Materials Space Engineering Astrodynamics & Space Missions Space System Engineering

6 Aerospace Engineering Research Facilities Delft Aerospace Structures and Materials Laboratory Wind tunnels Subsonic, Transonic up to Hypersonic SIMONA Advanced flight simulator Cessna Citation II Flying classroom research facility Space certified satellite clean room

7 Participation in Clean Sky

8 Materials research and development Cr-free pre-treatments for coating metals and polymer composites Investigation of thermal spraying of modified liquid crystalline thermoset polymers (LCT) for Cr-free corrosion and erosion protection of metal and composite surfaces. Development of (nano-composite) thermoplastic composites with improved recyclability and durability Modification of engineering thermoplastic composites for their use in secondary aircraft structures and interior applications. Demonstrator F1: Thermoplastic composite airframe panel Coordination of activities for the design and manufacturing of demonstrator F1

9 Dynamic Behaviour of PZT-Composite Actuators Development of Lightweight Piezoceramics Composite Actuators Develop Experimental PZT-Composite-based Actuators Stacking of PZT and composite materials Curing Process (high temperature) Nonlinear Finite-Element Models of PZT-Composite-based Actuators

10 Green Rotorcraft GRC1: Innovative Rotor Blades In GRC1 Innovative Rotor blades, the goal is to design a Rotor with Active Gurney Flaps (AGF) for Main Rotor Noise Reduction TUD research question: what are the implications of such a rotor on the Helicopter Handling Qualities (HQs) and Pilot Workload?

11 Mission Management and ATM Integration Research Green Operation ITD through the GSAF cluster (associate member) The Management of Trajectory and Mission: Low emissions and noise reduction due to reduced fuel consumption through improved trajectory energy management and mission management

12 SFWA WP1.2.2: Passive load alleviation Objective: Fast preliminary design of light-weight composite aerospace structures Aeroelastic model: Cross-sectional modeller based on FEM Nonlinear structural beam model Novel unsteady aerodynamic panel method Built in sensitivities for optimisation 3 D 1 D Manoeuvre load, gust response, flutter, divergence Test case: Optimisation of XRF1 wing

13 Leading edge topology optimisation and demonstrator Objective: the aeroelastic design of a droop nose demonstrator for a regional airliner Actuation system topology optimisation under aeroelastic loads Interpretation and design of the topology optimisation results Successful lab test

14 Integrative Active Component Demonstrator (IACD) Wind tunnel experiment (Natural laminar flow, Flow control systems) Flap dimensions 0.6m Mechanical actuator SMA system (TUD) Fluidic actuator (Fraunhofer) Measurements techniques: - Flow visualization - Wall pressure measurements - Particle Image Velocimetry LTT Wind Tunnel Maximum speed 120 m/s

15 Delft participation in CS1 Dutch cluster Budget 18 M - Delft (4 M ) IGOR cluster Budget 10 M - Delft (0,6 M ) TUD Budget 250 k From CfP Key Cooperations Industry: Universities: Institutes: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Fokker, Stork SP, Ten Cate Advanced Composites, Brueggemann Cranfield, Paris Tech, Imperial College, Swansea, NLR, TNO, ECN, ONERA, QINETIQ, FOI, DLR, GSAF cluster Budget 10.7 M - Delft (1.9 M ) Dutch cluster Budget 5.6 M - Delft (1.1 M )

16 Future Participation in Clean Sky 2?

17 In Propulsion Integration Research Propeller Integration research for improved propulsive efficiency and reduced noise levels Effects of non-uniform inflow PIV based loads determination on propellers Propeller induced ground vortex effects Propeller-Wing Integration Performance of Rotor-Stator concepts (Swirl Recovery Vanes)

18 Passive and Active Flow Control for high lift performance improvement y [cm] In High Lift Configurations control off -2 separated flow y [cm] x [cm] 0 70 control on -4 flow attached separated flow attached flow 0.8 NPDBD actuators NPDBD actuators CL actuator off actuator on a (deg) Nano-Pulsed-DBD effect on NACA 0015 wing 76 PIV measurements x [cm] ASCI project shock waves Wing-flap model in TUD Low Speed Windtunnel Nano-PulsedDBD effect on NACA wing 0.4 Research Topics: Passive flow mixing Drooped spoiler Suction DBD and Nano Plasma Actuators 78

19 In Mission Management and ATM integration Mission Management and ATM functions: seamless integration of green missions in ATM, ensuring compatibility and coherence with SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research)

20 In Structures and Materials Grid stiffened structures Aeroelastic design of composite airliner wings Fast design methods for structural sizing Active and passive load alleviation Implementation of mature morphing concepts Leading edge droop nose for laminar flow wing and noise reduction Twisting and canting winglet for short field take/off and landing Next generation smart PZT actuators & sensors Holistic Structural Integrity Process (Structural Health Monitoring)

21 What Aerospace Engineering in Delft has to offer Participating research groups in Aerodynamics, Flight Performance and Propulsion Control and Operations Aerospace Structures and Materials Supported by state-of-the-art Research Facilities An excellent world-wide network in academia, institutes & industry

22 Thank you For more information please contact Dr. ir. Roeland De Breuker ( tel: ) Dr. Arvind Rao ( tel: ) or visit our website at

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