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Successful Final GRAIN2 Workshop

Open Greener Horizon Forum 18 & 19 April, 2016

Detailed Information: Access to the VKI website

This workshop is part of the final event organized in the Support Action GRAIN (Greener Aeronautics International Networking) of the 7th Research Framework Programme.

It is co-organized by:

  • International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
  • Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE)
  • Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (VKI)


Dates: 18 – 19 April, 2016



Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics Belgium (near Brussels).

Chaussee de Waterloo 72, 1640 Rhode-Saint-Genese

Link to google maps

Who should attend?

The workshop will be of interest to

  • engineers and researchers involved in areas of greening technologies for aviation, as well
  • experts, decision-makers and officials interested in aeronautics co-operation between China and Europe.


Funding organizations:

  • European Commission (EC)
  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT)



will be online, one form which will contain all options (also for policy day, VISA, dinners, …)

  • For registration please visit
  • Deadline for registration


Advisory Committee


ZHENG Kai, MIIT, China

SHI Jinmin, MIIT, China

WEI Jinzhong, CAE, China

Manuela Suarez, DG Transport ,EC, Brussels, Belgium

Dietrich Knoerzer, DG research  EC, Brussels, Belgium

Laurent Bochereau, EC-Delegation, Beijing, China

Pierre Vialette, Airbus Group, Europe


Scientific / Technical Committee

Put next in 2 columns (EU and China)

Adel Abbas, UPM, Spain

Anders Brødsjø, Airborne, Netherlands

Charles Hirsch, NUMECA Int., Belgium

Daniel Redondo, Airbus, Spain

Domenico Quagliarella, CIRA, Italy

Florian Raddatz, DLR, Germany

Frank Thiele, CFD-B, Germany

Gabriel Bugeda, CIMNE, Spain

Herman Deconinck, VKI, Belgium

Jacques Periaux, CIMNE, Spain

Joeri de Ruytter, Honeywell, Belgium

Konstantinos Kontis, Univ. Glasgow, UK

Luc de Nijs, NLR, Netherlands

Magí Galindo, LEITAT, Spain

Nicolas Gauger, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Ning Qin, Univ. of Sheffield, UK

Ovidiu Dumitrache, Eurocontrol, Belgium

Pierre Vialettes, Airbus Group Innovation, France

Shijun Guo, Cranfield Univ., UK

Shia-Hui Peng, KTH, Sweden

Toan Nguyen, INRIA, France

Xavier Prats-Menendez, UPC, Spain

Wolfgang Schröder, RWTH Aachen Univ., Germany


HUA Jun, CAE, China

LUO Shilu, CAE, China

SUN Xiasheng, ASRI, China

NIU Wensheng, ACTRI, China

WANG Guoqing, CARERI, China

LI Jibao, ACAE, China

CHEN Yingchun, COMAC, China

YI Xiaosu, BIAM, China

ZHANG Jun, BUAA, China

HUANG Wenchao, ASRI, China

DING Shuiting, BUAA, China

SUN Xiaofeng, BUAA, China

GAO Zhenghong, NPU, China

FU Song, THU, China

BAI Jie, CAUC, China

ZHAO Ning, NUAA, China

ZHENG Yao, ZJU, China

MING Xiao, NUAA, China

LIU Qing, CQU, China


Workshop Organizing Committee

DENG Ying, CAE, China

Herman Deconinck, VKI, Belgium

LI Li, ACTRI, China

Gabriel Bugeda, CIMNE, Spain

Jacques Periaux , CIMNE, Spain

Jordi Pons-Prats, CIMNE, Spain


Administrative Secretariat

The local organization of the workshop is the responsibility of the Von Karman Institute.

Chinese contact (CAE):                Mrs. DENG Ying,

Secretariat VKI:                                Mrs. Dominique Landuyt,

Communications dept. VKI:          Mrs. Christelle Debeer,

GRAIN2 secretariat (CIMNE):       Mrs Lelia Zielonka,


Scientific Secretariat

LI Li, ACTRI, China                          

Jordi Pons-Prats (CIMNE)


Contact Persons Funding Organizations

EC Scientific Officer: Dr. D. Knoerzer, DG Research & Innovation – Aeronautics

CAE project Manager: Mrs. DENG Ying, Chinese Aeronautical Establishment (CAE).



The FP7 network support action GRAIN2, co-funded by the EU and China aims to provide inputs and contributions to technology roadmaps for greening aviation for meeting future requirements such as the reduction of aviation emissions, fuel consumption, perceived noise, decarbonated smart structures and green management of air traffic

For achieving progress towards the identified targets, efforts in green technologies will be directed to three major lines: Air vehicle, Air Traffic Management Systems and Sustainable Energies. In this Open Workshop/Forum, greening technologies will be addressed in the following three areas:

  1. i) Greening technologies for aircraft and aero-engines: innovative methods and tools for optimized aircraft drag and noise and aero-engines with highest fuel efficiency, optimized propulsion/airframe system allowing low level exhaust emissions, prediction of effects of aircraft emissions by new engines technologies and alternative fuels, multidisciplinary/multi-physics modelling, simulation, optimization and control, new multifunction materials, including environmentally green materials and smart structures;
  2. ii) Greening the operational environment: utilization of environmentally friendly chemicals in production, operation and maintenance, optimised handling and control of the engine exhaust emissions, such as to low or zero emission aircraft taxing, new low-emission ATM concepts;

iii) Reducing the carbon footprint of aviation via sustainable alternative fuels: development of biofuels for greenhouse gas emission reduction; increase the knowledge of acceptance conditions at engine aircraft level, optimization of the aircraft/ alternative fuel combination.

GRAIN2 aims to identify innovative RTD methods, design tools implemented on high-performance computer (HPC) based simulation environment, green performance based navigation and surveillance information platforms for the different Key Green Technology (KGTs) areas according to the needs of the aeronautics industry.

International Greener Networking critical outcomes of GRAIN2 are a green leverage in the context of the new Flight Path 2050 and Chinese Aeronautical Midterm Development Strategy 2020 Visions for Aircraft   and launching new H2020 EU-China Coordinated Calls.


Technical Content of the Workshop Forum

As a first part of the event, the Open Workshop/Forum will be focused on the dissemination of the state of the art in the different technologies involved in the Key Green Technologies (KGTs) of GRAIN2. The lectures delivered by both invited non GRAIN2 speakers and GRAIN2 partners will provide information about the technologies under development to promote greener aeronautics, while linking the presentations with the most promising developments and technologies which will minimize impact of the environment. Presentations will be delivered in the four following KGTs:

- KGT1: Propulsion related technologies, KGT2: Flight physics and aero-acoustics, KGT3: Environmentally friendly materials and advanced structures, KGT4: Advanced CNS/ATM systems for sustainable air transport.


Program of the Workshop event: 1,5 days with:

  • Plenary sessions of invited speakers
  • Key Green Technology (KGT) sessions
  • Round Table discussion


Expected outcomes of the GRAIN2 Workshop

The Green EU-China Networking  outcomes of GRAIN2 is a leverage in the context of the launched  Flight Path 2050  with the  H2020 program for Aircraft  as an intermediate step preparing future EU-China Coordinated and Research action Calls.


Who should attend?

The workshop will be of interest to engineers and researchers involved in areas of greening technologies for aviation as well as to experts in the fields.