GRAIN objectives can be met by supporting joint Europe-China networking actions for defining the necessary technologies to improve green aircraft performance.
High-performance and innovative methodologies and algorithms must also be designed to take full benefit of high-performance computer infra structures existing or quite soon available in Europe and China.
These high-performance computing environments are nowadays compatible with remote distributed and parallel computations and are based on large multi-core systems, including graphic processors (GPU) systems. Some of them are closely linked to aeronautical institutes.
The participating institutions will focus on future collaborative applied research concerning modeling, experiments, simulation, control and optimization for greener aircraft and engines technologies including: emissions reduction, drag reduction, noise reduction and green materials with an emphasis on multidiscipline approaches (aero acoustics, aero thermal, aero Engine,?) for environmentally friendly aircraft. These collaborations will be dedicated to 3-D configurations (take off, cruise, approach and landing) and these configurations will imply the use of high ? performance computing facilities that are now available and upcoming in both Europe and China. New developments will be investigated concerning innovative methodologies on robustness and uncertainty for greener aircraft applications, taking benefit from high performance computing environments that can include graphic processors (GPUs) and high end supercomputing centers.
GRAIN will gather engineers, designers and scientists from multi physics and computer scientists to improve the local and global environmental compatibility of future aircraft and engine, to support the multidisciplinary design process, to foster the understanding between scientists and engineers and to increase the dissemination of relevant knowledge
- AERODAYS 2011: see the presentation http://www.cimne.com/Temas/DisplayTema?id_tema=5293