Group of Responsables
GoR AD initiates and organises basic and applied research in aerodynamics, often coupled to other disciplines. Recent and on-going research activities have been and are devoted to:
- Aerodynamic shape optimisation
- Aerodynamics coupled to Flight Mechanics
- Aerodynamic Systems Integration
The trend towards more multi-disciplinary analysis, emerging from industrial requirements, will increase in the future.
The activities are both computational and experimental with some emphasis on computations. Research on measurement techniques and experiments for validation purposes are carried out. Recent action groups, involving both computations and experiments, have been dealing with how to improve correction procedures of measurements and how to scale experiments to conditions corresponding to industrial applications. Numerical studies sometimes give insight to the mechanisms of basic flow and in other cases are used to analyse integrated aerodynamic features of aerial vehicles.
GoR AD pursue to fill gaps and to do complementary research, preferably covering both military and civil aspects. The research activities are well coordinated with the EU and NATO/STO (formerly RTO) aeronautical research programmes and there are often collaborations between projects in different programmes. Sometimes GoR AD-projects initiate activities in research fields that later lead to EU-proposals, other times GoR AD projects complement activities in on-going EU-projects.
Current GoR AD Action Groups
|AD/AG-46||Highly Integrated Subsonic Air Intakes||2008||2013|
|AD/AG-47||Coupling CFD to flight mechanics modeling||2009||2012|
|AD/AG-48||Lateral jet interaction at supersonic speeds||2009||2015|
|AD/AG-49||Scrutinizing Hybrid RANS-LES Modeling for Aerodynamic Applications||2009||2015|
|AD/AG-50||Effect of wind tunnel shear layers on aeroacoustic measurements||2010||2015|
|AD/AG-51||Laminar-Turbulent Transition Prediction in Hypersonic flows||2012||2016|
|AD/AG-52||Surrogate-based Global Optimization Methods in Prel. Aero. Design||2013||2016|
|AD/AG-53||Receptivity and Transition Prediction||2013||2016|
|AD/AG-54||RaLESin: RANS-LES Interfacing for Hybrid RANS-LES and Embedded LES Approaches||2014||2017|
Information on AD/AG-52 can be found on the AD/AG-52 website.
Complete list of recently completed and current GoR-AD Action Groups
The GoR AD Annex to the Annual Report 2015 can be downloaded (here).
Current GoR AD Exploratory Groups
|AD/EG-72||Coupled fluid dynamics and flight mechanics simulation of very flexible aircraft configurations (related to AD/AG-47)|
|AD/EG-73||Secondary inlets and exhausts|
|AD/EG-75||Supersonic air intakes|
New Topics Under Review
The following topics are being discussed for future Exploratory Groups:
- Design of an experiment for the basic understanding of synthetic jets
- Non-intrusive characterization of the laminar wing surface
- Follow-up on AG-52
Three GARTEUR success stories from GoR-AD
The European knowledge in High Lift Aerodynamics - applied on modern European aircraft types -
has been built up over the past decades through national efforts coordinated via GARTEUR Action
Groups and later continued in European projects funded via the Framework Programmes.
The full story (here).
The European knowledge in Missile Aerodynamics, and especially in numerical simulation, has largely
been built up over the past decades through national efforts coordinated via GARTEUR Action Groups. The full story (here).
Aerodynamic integration of intakes into the airframe of unmanned aerial vehicules assuring high performance and minimized aerodynamic drag is of vital importance for innovative vehicule integrations.
The full story (here).
Publications of past and current Action Groups
List of GoR AD Technical Reports.
Open reports marked (O) can be downloaded (when available).
Limited reports marked (L) are not available outside GARTEUR.
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