Numerische Strömungssimulation an einem Airbus A380
multidisciplinary optimization methods,
methods and procedures for error quantification,
massively parallel computers with highly efficient interprocessor communication,
flexible, intelligent control systems for simulation software,
optimum scheduling systems for efficient hardware utilization,
efficient tools for post-processing the vast amount of data resulting from numerical simulations,
intuitive 3D analysis tools for realistic presentation of results
In the face of international competition, Europe and in particular Germany with its aeronautical industry in northern Germany will rise to these challenges through C²A²S²E.
C²A²S²E will establish a permanent research facility that will attract and bring together worldwide competence in the field of numerical aircraft simulations. A proposed goal is to speed up numerical simulations by a factor of 105–106 over the next 15 years through interdisciplinary research and exploitation of the expected growth in computational power.
|Airbus A340-300 in Landekonfiguration mit Druckverteilung und Wirbelnachlauf|
This, together with improved modeling fidelity and a broader spectrum of applications, will accelerate the move towards more economical and environmentally-friendly air transport.
The research and development to be conducted at the C²A²S²E center shall address the following four challenges:
- real-time simulations of aircraft in flight based on the unsteady Navier-Stokes equations coupled with a finite-element description of the aircraft structure and the flight dynamics control laws
- calculation of the aerodynamic loads of the aircraft across the flight envelope, including extreme flight conditions
- numerical prediction of aircraft performance and handling qualities prior to the first flight
- certification prior to aircraft production based on numerical data
C²A²S²E will be based on three pillars, the first one being the creation of a major new aerospace simulations center in northern Germany. The center will boast a goal-oriented research environment dedicated to promoting integrated research, development and
|Druckverteilung auf Gondel und Vorderkantenklapp mit Gondelwirbel|
industrial application activities. Latest developments and results in key areas of numerical simulation technology, such as physical modeling, numerical methods and information technology, will be transferred to industrial partners. Scientists and engineers will work together in an environment with long-term job perspectives.
The second pillar will be to foster a campus environment that will bring together world-renowned experts and guest scientists to stimulate top-level research in the field of numerical simulations.
The final pillar will be professionally managed and operated high-end computer and visualization hardware that meets the growing demand of industry and applied research for computational power.
DLR, Airbus and the State of Niedersachsen will participate in setting up and operating the C²A²S²E center. A liaison with the Digital Aircraft Center in Bremen is also being considered. Other potential partners include aerospace companies (EADS), companies from other sectors of industry (automotive and shipbuilding), and relevant suppliers.
Der A380 als Rechner gestützte Echtzeitsimulation
The C²A²S²E project is envisaged to run for at least 15 years. The new research center will open its doors at Research Airport Braunschweig in mid 2007. A branch office will be established at Airbus in Bremen. The two sites will be interconnected by highspeed data link. In the first five years the center’s budget of 30 million Euros will be supplied in equal shares by DLR, Airbus, and the State of Niedersachsen.
The long-term strategic alignment of C²A²S²E is a key element to attracting leading experts in the field. New projects will be scheduled in five-year intervals. The required high-performance computing (HPC) resources will continuously be upgraded. An alliance with existing European academic HPC centers and those to be established as part of the 7th EU framework program is targeted.
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