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Project "Virtual Engine Platform" (VirTriP)
The virtual engine platform is established by close multidisciplinary collaboration of several DLR institutes.
Project CREVAD - Crash evaluation of alternative CFRP fuselage designs
In the LuFo project CREVAD (2012-2014), the Institute of Structures and Design jointly worked together with the project partners Airbus and EADS-Innovation Works.
The project Urban Rescue deals with different rotorcraft configurations (helicopters and eVTOLs) which are necessary for urban rescue scenarios.
A Tool-Based Methodology for Developing Software for Dynamic Robot Teams
Factory of the Future
The project „Factory of the Future“ is a DLR-wide project, in which a total of ten institutes is involved
Repairing fibre-reinforced polymer structures – efficient, flexible heating technology by induction
The Component Design and Manufacturing Technologies Design and Manufacture Technologies Department works on new material-specific concepts to efficiently repair fibre-reinforced polymers (FRPs), which are increasingly being used in components for aircraft and vehicle manufacturing, and for eliminating manufacturing errors. Thanks Due to new process technology solutions, techniques to digitally optimise the repair geometry and, at the same time, make the repair increasingly time- and cost-effective, as well as more precise and reproducible have arisen.
RoCk – Robuste CFK-Gesamtprozesskette
Zuverlässige industrielle Prozesse sind die Grundlage für eine kosteneffiziente Herstellung von Luftfahrtstrukturen. Für die im Verbundvorhaben RoCk beteiligten Firmen aus Luft- und Raumfahrt sind robuste Fertigungs- und Auslegungsverfahren für CFK-Strukturen von entscheidender Bedeutung, um ihre Marktposition im internationalen Wettbewerb zu sichern und weiter auszubauen.
Adjustment ring for compressor guide vanes
The hybrid adjustment ring developed at the Institute of Structures and Design is based on a lightweight hybrid adjustment ring for which a patent application was submitted in 1995; it is used to synchronously adjust guide vanes in the high-pressure compressor which can be found in aircraft engines. With the participation of BMW Rolls-Royce (RRD), Rolls-Royce Deutschland Great Britain (RRD), and a number of mid-sized companies company, this ring was developed and tested by the year 2000. The issue of hybrid adjustment rings continues to be of importance today.
Im Projekt AZIMUT kooperieren industrielle Partner und das ZLP am Standort Augsburg, um die wirtschaftliche Fertigung von CFK-Rumpfstrukturen entlang der gesamten Prozesskette zu untersuchen. Ziel des Projekts mit dem Verbundführer Premium Aerotec ist es, CFK-Rümpfe kostengünstiger zu gestalten und deren Produktion zu optimieren.
CompTAB – Manufacturing simulation for fibre-reinforced thermoplastics
In the German Federal research programme aeronautics LuFo IV project CompTAB (Composite Tool chain and enhancement of As Built), the Institute of Structures and Design is collaborating with the Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems (project leaders) and a consortium from industry to build a continuous tool chain for the development of composite components.
LamAiR – vertical stabiliser with less drag
As part of the DLR LamAiR (Laminar Aircraft Research) project, various DLR institutes are working together on the implementation of laminar flow technology on civilian aircraft. Within the research group, the Institute of Structures and Design in Stuttgart is focusing on methods for hybrid laminar flow control (HLFC) with active suction of the boundary layer suction.
Within the research project CELPACT funded by the European Union the coordination lies in the hands of the Institute of Structures and Design. Additionly, the Institute accomplishes both explicit FE simulation damage propagation by high-velocity impact (HVI) on core materials from composite materials and dynamic tests of the concept structures.
Progressive missiles technologies (FFT)
In order to improve future missile generations new technologies have to be developed. The main targets of this DLR internal project are the development of base technologies and design criteria for key components of advanced missile systems. Therefore, basic principles shall be investigated and generic missile models shall be developed. Main tasks of the department focus on development, manufacture as well as characterization of demonstrators of technology and components based on non-oxide and oxide ceramic matrix composites for thrust chamber structure, jet vane and radome.
Ziel des Projektes ist es die Betriebskosten von Flugzeugbauteilen der europäischen Luftfahrt durch den verstärkten Einsatz von Carbonfaser-Kunststoffen (CFK) um 15 % zu senken.
OGV – Outer Guide Vane in VITAL
VITAL was a European project in the EU 6th Framework Programme and stands for EnVIronmenTALly Friendly Aero Engine. The Institute of Structures and Design was involved in areas such as Cold Composite Structure, together with partners such as Volvo Aero, FACC, MS Composites, Rolls-Royce and SICOMP, with the aim of developing a structural outer guide vane using fibre-reinforced composite components. In doing so, a key structural component of the engine was designed that combines both load-bearing and excellent aerodynamic properties.
DLR-Project " Combustion Chamber 2000"
Within the scope of an DLR internal project, called „Brennkammer 2000“, novel CMC combustion chamber shingles are developed and investigated on DLR test benches under realistic test conditions. Our tasks include design, analysis (FEM) and non destructive testing of the combustion chamber shingles. Thereby the development of new integration concepts for CMC materials and components is in the focus.
The research project Helisafe TA funded by the EU takes up the results of the previous EU project HELISAFE and focuses on the improvement of passenger security in helicopters during crash cases.
Counter-Rotating Fan in VITAL
The EU VITAL programme promoted the research and development of new concepts for environment-friendly aircraft engines. In one work package, the concept of a counter-rotating engine fan was investigated. Participants in this project were international research institutes and companies such as SNECMA, ONERA and VibraTec (France), CIAM (Russia), COMOTI (Romania), NLR (Netherlands) and various DLR institutes in Germany (Institute of Propulsion Technology, Institute of Structures and Design, Institute of Aeroelasticity).
AeroLight is a multidisciplinary DLR project involving the Institutes of Propulsion Technology, Aeroelasticity, Structures and Design and Materials Research, together with the Systemhaus Technik Engineering Facility. Its aim is to use new technologies to design and build a highly loaded compressor stage consisting of a rotor and tandem stator and ultimately integrate this into a test rig.
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