DiPaRT Symposium Presentation Call

DiPaRT Symposium Presentation Call

Themed ‘Shaping the Future of Flight’, this years event highlights Airbus’ interest in learning about cross-sector innovation. UK corporate, SME, academic and research organisations focused on developing new innovation across aerospace, defence, automotive, energy and utilities are invited to submit presentation abstracts covering the following specific themes:

  • From Product to Platform: How can we go from isolated modelling & simulation tools with traditional delivery cycles to a cloud based “service” which allows access to stakeholders (e.g. stress office, loads, aero etc) to directly interrogate our models?

  •  Multidisciplinary Process Analysis and Optimisation (including MBSE): The ability to connect discipline analysis in an efficient and effective manner to better understand and navigate the multi-disciplinary design space.
  • Simulations and Simulation Process (high and low fidelity): Including more efficient simulation processes and higher accuracy simulations 2) Covering both static and flexible aircraft.
  • Configuration and Active Flow Control: Small amount of energy for large changes in the flow-field 2) Applications of flow control unlock design space.

  • Friction Drag Control: Laminarity is a must to reduce drastically friction drag 2) A brand new a/c can be designed with laminar shapes and surfaces: particularly efficient to provide range and fuel consumption efficiency 3) Challenges: manufacturing costs & operational maintenance.

  • Aerodynamic Design and Optimisation: Shape parameterisation, adjoint approaches, processes for aerodynamic / aero-structural optimisation.

  • Uncertainty Quantification and Management: Engineering approaches to quantifying and managing uncertainty through aerodynamic, loads and / or mass assessment processes.
  • Loads and Aerolastics: Loads Control - Winglet flap (Winglet flap for loads alleviation) and Passive solution enabling more outboard loaded wing 2) Aeroelastic Control - Active control of wing shape 3) Flutter Control - Active wing flutter control enabling large span wing.

  • Sensors: Monitoring (sensors & big data) 2) Weight & CG Monitoring (On-board weight and balance system) 3)  Loads Monitoring (Use of component smart sensors) 4) New Performance Monitoring (customized performance model).

  • Smart Actuation: Actuators are critical engine and flight control components used in aerospace applications for motion and fuel controls. All aircraft today contain three primary types of actuators; electro-mechanical actuators (EMA), electro-hydraulic actuators (EHA), hydraulic actuators. Actuators control thrust vectoring of the main engines during powered ascent, movement of the aerodynamic control surfaces, and the positioning of propulsion system geometry and fuel/air control valves. Aerospace actuation has historically been dominated by hydraulic and fluid power systems. Sales of hydraulic actuation systems today accounts for more than several billion dollars per year of business for the major vendors. These systems comprise about 19% of the cost of a commercial aircraft. Adaptive technologies of the future will demand a variety of actuation solutions which may be a combination of EMAs, EHAs, and others.
  •  Electric Aircraft: The idea is to significantly reduce fuel consumption by improving overall energy efficiency. This means reducing the weight of the aircraft, reducing drag with improved aerodynamics and optimising the flight profile to use less fuel. But though these improvements can save on fuel there still needs to be a shift to more sustainable aircraft requires major, longer-term solutions.

  • Adaptive Aircraft: Allow technologies on the aircraft to change geometry, structure and/or material properties in response to changing conditions consider technologies such as shape memory alloys.

A title and a short description (maximum of 500 words) of your proposed presentation can be submitted by clicking here

Bringing together the UK Flight Physics R&T community to share research and learn about industry developments, the three day event commences on 26th November 2018 with a series of keynote talks addressing Flight Physics R&T at a UK and European level, followed by an evening reception and networking.

The deadline for the receipt of submissions is on Sunday 7th October, 2018.

For any questions about Airbus DiPaRT 2018, contact Alison Little, Emily Morgan, Vickie Heyward by email: airbus-dipart@cfms.org.uk or telephone: 0117 906 1100

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