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Hybrid-electric propulsion systems enable more climate-friendly air transport
23 November 2021
As part of the SynergIE joint project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie; BMWi), DLR researchers, together with partners, have studied the entire system of a hybrid electric short-range aircraft that can carry up to 100 passengers with distributed propulsion units on the wings. The result: The electric drives distributed on the wings improve the aircraft's aerodynamics and significantly increase its efficiency.
Hybrid rocket engine VISERION successfully tested
19 July 2021
Following the successful test of the novel hybrid rocket engine 'AHRES-B' in spring 2019, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) carried out two further successful tests with the significantly larger VISERION variant on 17 June and 7 July 2021.
LoCaRe project - Searching for sources of noise on aircraft wings
22 June 2021
Aircraft are particularly loud during take-off and landing. The noise is generated not only by the engines, but also by airflow over the wings. To find out exactly where the greatest sources of noise are, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has tested a model for the very first time under realistic flight conditions in the European Transonic Wind Tunnel (ETW).
As aeronautics goes increasingly digital, how will simulations and experiments complement each other in the future?
18 May 2021
Prof. Dr. Stefan Görtz was in charge of DLR's VicToria project - the largest of its kind ever to be conducted of digitisation in European aeronautics research. In this interview, he explains the methods the project partners in VicToria have developed to evaluate new technologies for more economical and environment-friendly flight in a more timely manner in the future and to enable new aircraft to be designed (almost) exclusively using computers.
Down to the last detail – aircraft development goes digital
17 May 2021
Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have developed a basis for the complete digital development and description of an aircraft in the Virtual Aircraft Technology Integration Platform (VicToria) project.
DLR simulates dropping of unmanned aerial vehicles from flying A400M
9 March 2021
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has used computer simulations to participate in the design and development of a new type of mechanism that enables unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to be dropped from the tail ramp of a flying transport aircraft in a targeted manner.
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