Project Summary

FliPASED is a 40 month long Research and Innovation Action, addressing the research aspects of multiobjective optimization of aircraft structures, control layout and gust response, by using all movable surfaces to shape the wing deformation to minimize fuel consumption in different parts of the flight, while using advanced sensor based feedback to mitigate gust response and improve comfort. The project is divided into 4 technical work packages and 1 management work package, as shown in Figure 7.

The project is organized in a logical flow, that research intensive work packages, WP1 (Toolchain definition for databases and tools), WP2 (Individual Tools and Methods) and WP4 (Scale-up), run parallel and precede the innovation intensive work package of WP3 (Demonstration), while later WP1 and WP3 feed back the achieved results to the tool chain development and validation in WP2 as well as through the open data approach to the academic and industrial context.

In the initial phase, requirements capture followed by model and process definition in WP1 feeds into application of tools in WP2, with providing consistent ways to obtain flexible aircraft models required for aeroservoelastic domains. Later in the project, designs developed in WP2 are realized in WP3, where ground and flight testing and experimentation are done. The obtained results will be used for prediction and by using the tools from WP2 these will be extrapolated in WP4 to assess the expected performance gains on a full scale aircraft.

The overall technology and methodology development will be fed back to industrial practice with connecting the results to standardization in WP1. The seamless multidisciplinary interaction will be inspired by project management in WP5 focusing beyond deliverables and milestones to coordinate teams and disciplines accordingly in a logical and timely manner, with special emphasis on establishing collaboration environment beyond the project itself.