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Renewable energy, especially wind energy, is essential for the planned restructuring of the German energy market. The aim is to optimize rotor blades for wind turbines and their production. Cost and weight need to be reduced in order to increase the energy to cost factor. Therefore, the institute is starting with a multidisciplinary design effort for rotor blades.
CFRP Fuselage comprises concepts for future aircraft fuselages, mainly based on carbon fibre composites.
Special structures are mainly related to advanced military aircraft applications. The work is especially focussed on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), high-flying reconnaissance platforms and other special civil applications.
High-Lift is the keyword for technologies dealing with future aircraft providing the required lift at low flight velocities as well as allowing for novel wing designs.
Space Technologies are also a “class of its own”, and somewhat different from the aeronautical applications.
Transport has its focus on projects dealing with terrestrial vehicles.
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