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ADaMant - Modeling flow physics at the borders of the flight envelope
Highly accurate flow simulations are essential to reliably predict the aerodynamics from the design point beyond the borders of the flight envelope and to evaluate the potential of weight and fuel reduction technologies of low-emission aircraft design. The goal of DLR project ADaMant is the development and demonstration of appropriate physical models for highly accurate flow simulation on industrially relevant configurations towards the borders of the flight envelope.
AHRES - Optimized design of a complete hybrid rocket engine within 100 days
The Spacecraft department of the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is currently developing and validating the novel software AHRES (Advanced Hybrid Rocket Engine Simulation), which in the future will enable the optimized design of a complete hybrid rocket engine and the analysis of solid rocket engines.
ADVENT - Lower energy consumption through innovative ventilation systems in long-range aircraft
In the Clean Sky 2 project ADVENT, the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology develops novel ventilation concepts in a cabin mock-up of a long-range aircraft and conducts studies using numerical simulations and experimental investigations.
CHASER - Conceptual Handling Assessment Simulation and Engineering of Rotorcraft
In the DLR project CHASER, nine DLR institutes are jointly developing a process chain for the design of helicopters. In parallel, the partners develop a highly accurate calculation method for the evaluation of helicopter rotors. Among other things, they consider aspects of cabin design for rescue helicopters.
CHEOPS - Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System
The CHEOPS (Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System) is a challenging space project that proposes to develop three different Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), each with specific requirements leading to specific improvements at system and subsystem levels, in order to serve different application fields or orbits.
CONF²AS² - Numerical simulation of spacecraft
Under the title CONF²AS², an integrated simulation environment based on the FlowSimulator is therefore being extended by the DLR-Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology based on existing work and in-house developments for aeronautic applications. In this environment different single field solvers are controlled and the data exchange is efficiently organized. The aim is to numerically design and investigate components such as the engine and its subsystems as well as the entire spacecraft.
Diabolo - Technologies and design of next generation fighter aircraft
The objectives of the DLR project Diabolo are to develop methods and processes for the design and performance assessment of next-generation fighter aircraft configurations. Diabolo is a German Federal Ministry of Defence (BMVg) basic funded research project within DLR research framework of Defence Technology.
DIGIfly - Innovative softwaremethods for digital aircraft design
In the collaborative research project DIGIfly physically comprehensive digital models and simulation methods are being developed for the design of aircraft and engines. To this end, advanced modules of the European next generation CFD-solver will be further developed and machine learning methods and artificial intelligence will be adapted.
FK2020+ - Development of technologies and methods for future missile defence
Missiles play an important role in national and international air and missile defence. However, they need to be developed constantly in order to keep in step with upcoming future threats. The objective of project FK2020+ is to develop and verify innovative missile technologies and methods, for one in order to improve the performance of guided missiles, for another to develop tools and methods to develop and analyze missiles and missile technologies, for example in the frame of a threat analyses.
FluiD-21 - Aircraft noise situation in Germany up to the middle of the 21st century
In FluiD-21, the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, in cooperation with the project partners, is tasked to calculate and analyze noise immission around representative airports up to the year 2050.
FR8RAIL IV - Use-centric rail freight innovation for Single European Railway Area
As part of Innovation Programme 5 of the EU's Shift2Rail initiative, the project partners are developing a new service-oriented profile for rail freight transport. One project in this programme is FR8Rail IV, which includes the design of next-generation locomotives and rail freight automation systems.
HiFi-TURB - High precision and fast calculation of relevant flow features
Within the EU program Horizon 2020 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the partners evolve in the project HiFi-TURB (High-Fidelity DNS/LES for Innovative Turbulence Models) a new generation of reliable anisotropy-resolving turbulence models, able to predict accurately separated and vortical flows for the European aeronautics industry to be used in RANS and Hybrid RANS-LES methods – forming the CFD backbone in industry.
HighFly - Aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, structures and propulsion on the ISTAR research aircraft
In the DLR project HighFly (High speed inflight validation), the new DLR research aircraft ISTAR will be used for scientific research for the first time. Aligned with the vision of virtual flight testing and the future topic of simulation-based certification, high-fidelity numerical methods for calculating flow fields and wing loads in areas with a high proportion of non-linear aerodynamics are to be quantified.
HiLiNo - Experimental and numerical quantification of slat noise on high-lift systems
In the Common Research Project (CRP) HiLiNo (High Lift Noise), the DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is working together with the French research company ONERA on the experimental and numerical quantification of pre-wing noise and thus makes an important contribution to research into low-noise aircraft.
HLFC-WIN - Innovative laminar wing concept for the low-emission aircraft of the future
With the HLFC-Win project, Clean Sky 2 LPA (Large Passenger Aircraft) focuses on the development of an innovative wing concept. One major field of research and development of environmentally friendly aircraft is higher aerodynamic efficiency. The objective is to reduce the drag for the lift needed. Less drag results in less fuel consumption, which in turn reduces the CO2 and NOX emissions.
IndiAna Wind - Development of powerful and quiet airfoils with high relative thickness
In the course of increasing efficiency of today’s energy production, the rotor diameters of modern wind turbines become increasingly larger. Within the project IndiAnaWind the scientistst of the DLR-Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology develop airfoils with high relative thickness, which stand out due to high aerodynamic efficiency and low aeroacoustic emission.
InFlyTec -Integrated wing design for innovative and hybrid technologies
Integrated wing design is becoming increasingly important in the development of new technologies for future transport aircraft. In the InFlyTec project, the project partners are therefore determining the optimization of the wing's stiffness distribution for passive load reduction as well as drag-reducing measures for optimizing the overall performance of transport aircraft.
INTELWI-DLR - Investigations on a high aspect ratio and ultra-efficient intelligent wing
The INTELWI research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) is investigating an "intelligent wing" for future commercial aircraft that responds as far as possible autonomously to external influences such as maneuvers and gusts with active and passive load alleviation. The Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology leads the subproject and will investigate selected technologies and simulation methods for a high aspect ratio, sensor-equipped, actively controlled wing.
KuuL - For a climate-friendly and energy-efficient long-range flight
In the DLR project KuuL (Klimafreundlicher ultra-effizienter Langstreckenflug), scientists from six DLR institutes are investigating and designing the influence of new, synthetic fuels, hydrogen and alternative mission profiles with aircraft and engine designs adapted to these. Criteria will be the impact on the atmosphere as well as economy and flight time.
Move-IntegR - Multifunctional control surface concepts for laminar and high-aspect-ratio wings
As part of the Move-IntegR project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK), the Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology is working with project partners to develop integrated multifunctional control surface concepts for laminar and high-aspect-ratio wings.
NACOR Extended Laminarity- Aircraft configurations for the environmentally compatible aircraft of tomorrow
Together with the French research company ONERA, DLR has developed a novel concept for boundary layer laminarization by suction as part of the NACOR WP2.3 Extended Laminarity project funded by the European CleanSky2 research initiative. The project thus makes an important contribution to improving the environmental compatibility and economy of future commercial aircraft.
NextSim - Collaborative development of the Next Generation CFD Solver CODA
Within the framework of the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC), the international partners in the NextSim project want to increase the performance of the newly developed flow solver CODA and prepare it for use on modern, also heterogeneous HPC hardware.
oLAF - Evaluate the potential of active load alleviation for efficient long-range aircraft
In the DLR project Optimal Load Adaptive Aircraft (oLAF), scientists are investigating the potential for increasing efficiency through the use of load reduction technologies in the design of long-range aircraft.
ReFEx - Reusable Flight Experiment
The German Aerospace Center is currently developing a flight experiment as a technology demonstrator for a reusable, Vertical Take-off and Horizontal Landing (VTHL) booster stage, the Reusable Flight Experiment (ReFEx). This project allows development progress on several sub-systems and their interaction, generating the know-how needed to actually fly a VTHL booster stage.
RETALT - European reusable launch systems for more sustainability in spaceflight
Within the EU program Horizon 2020 the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the five partners from industry teamed up in the project RETALT (RETro propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies) to enhance the know-how in reusable rockets in Europe, which start upright and land upright after a successful mission.
RIT2x Lifetime Test - Long term tests for the thruster RIT2x
The DLR-Institut of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology performs a lifetime qualification test of ArianeGroup’s radio frequency gridded thruster RIT2x in the electric propulsion test facility of DLR Göttingen.
SIAM - Development of a low-noise commercial aircraft
The steadily growing air traffic is leading to increased noise pollution. That's why the development of quieter aircraft is imperative. But how can this be achieved for a mid-range aircraft, especially if the fuel efficiency should not suffer by the new designs? To answer this question, scientists in DLR's SIAM project are developing a low-noise aircraft.
STORT flight experiment - Key technologies for high-speed return flights of launcher stages
The focus of DLR's STORT project is on qualifying technologies for hot hypersonic flight and thermal management of thermally highly stressed components at high Mach numbers. To achieve this goal, a three-stage sounding rocket is used for the STORT flight experiment.
TITENT - Combined flight calibration system for entering Titan's atmosphere
NASA announced Dragonfly’s selection as the next solar system exploration mission of the New Frontiers program. The mission is an MMRTG-powered rotorcraft lander that will launch in 2026 and arrive at Saturn's moon Titan in 2034. NASA formed a team including the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for the Engineering Science Investigation (ESI) for instrumentation of the entry capsule of the Dragonfly mission.
URBAN-Rescue - Rotorcraft as pure emergency doctor transporter within urban environments
Within the internal project URBAN-Rescue, researchers from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) work on two scenarios of DLR’s Guiding Concept "Rescue Helicopter 2030" with defined requirement profiles, which include the fast rescue helicopter and a new rotorcraft as pure emergency doctor transporter.
Virtual design environment for real, efficient engineering
In the field of multidisciplinary optimization (MDO), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has reached a level of technology that makes industrial application an extremely worthwhile prospect. For this reason, DLR has now launched the Virtual Design Environment for Real, Efficient Engineering project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Action (BMWK). The aim of the institutes involved in the project is to apply the skills developed in an industrial environment.
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