The organization of the activities of the GRAIN project has been defined around the following Key Green Technological areas:
KGT1: Green NOx reduced global warming Design with conceptual and detailed design tools (contrails)
KGT2: Green CO2 reduced drag Design with conceptual and detailed design tools
KGT3: Green Noise Design with conceptual and detailed design tools
KGT4: Green Materials
KGT5: Large scale High Performance Methodologies with Advanced IT tools
Each of these Key Green Technological areas will be associated to one of the project Work Packages (WP).
Work Package structure will be as follows:
WP0. Management, Project Specifications, Communication Platform
- Task 0.1 Management
- Task 0.2 Project Specifications
- Task 0.3 Communication Platform and Project repository
WP1: Reduction of emissions technologies (KGT1)
- Task 1.1 State of the art in EU and China
- Task 1.2 Identification of new emerging RTD areas of mutual interest
WP2: Reduction of Drag technologies (KGT2)
- Task 2.1 State of the art in EU and China
- Task 2.2 Identification of new emerging RTD areas of mutual interest
WP3: Reduction of Noise perception (KGT3)
- Task 3.1 State of the art in EU and China
- Task 3.2 Identification of new emerging RTD areas of mutual interest
WP4: Environment-friendly Materials (KGT4)
- Task 4.1 State of the art in EU and China
- Task 4.2 Identification of new emerging RTD areas of mutual interest
WP5: High Performance Computer facilities for Aeronautical Applications (KGT5)
- Task 5.1 State of the art in EU and China
- Task 5.2 Prospective of high performance parallel computing for aeronautics
WP6: GRAIN Dissemination activities: web site, Project repository, KGT dissemination events
- Task 6.1 Dissemination Platform
- Task 6.2 Kick off workshop event
- Task 6.3 Lecture series on computational tools needed for greener technologies
- Task 6.4 Workshop on computational tools needed for greener technologies
- Task 6.5 Open Greener Horizon Forum
In order to facilitate and to simplify the understanding and daily work of the partners, the Project is structured following the definition of the Key Green Technologies (KGT). Work packages 1 to 5 are directly related to a KGT, and will include all the related work: study of the state of the art in the corresponding technology in Europe and China, analysis of future and emerging technologies, prospective of existing technologies that could be transferred from other fields, always regarding the following four main aspects:
- Modelling: it includes understanding the involved processes and how they are modelled through experimental and numerical solutions.
- Experimentation: is devoted to provide physical tests information for each of the phenomena related to each KGT.
- Simulation: numerical simulation is a parallel line to experimentation and seeks for the best numerical model that can help to easily predict the real behaviour.
- Optimization: taking advantage from the three aspects mentioned above, optimization is looking for the best configuration, design or device that helps to improve the cutting-edge technology of each KGT.
WP6 involves all 5 KGTs and ensure the required events to transfer knowledge between partners and to the global scientific and technological world. Events will be opened to general public, and people outside the consortium will joint meeting and workshops to enrich the background and find cutting-edge technologies available in the market. When possible, these events will be organised in connection with major congresses/conferences that will provide a good visibility and a significant amount of participants.
WP6 also involves the construction of a flexible and opened GRAIN dissemination platform. This will be one of the upmost important features of the project in order to consider potential adjacent topics and third parties not identified explicitly in the project. These complementary topics may offer other win-win situations from both European and Chinese sides. This possibility may appear at the occasion of workshops or forum events.