AeroTraNet 2


AeroTraNet 2 is an acronym of the program entitled :

AEROnautical TRAining NETwork in Aerodynamic Noise from Widebody Civil Aircraft.

AeroTraNet 2 is a Marie Curie Action of the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (FP7). It trains Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and Experienced Researchers (ERs) in front-line, integrated, industry relevant research in unsteady aerodynamics and noise for the next generation of environmentally friendly wide-body civil aircraft.

Simulation of shock-cell noise for a double-flux exhaust

Building upon the multi-host Early Stage Training (EST) FP6 programme AeroTraNet, AeroTraNet 2 clusters the complementary expertise of 5 established European academic institutes, 2 European multi-national companies, 1 Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), and one national research centre to offer structured, flexible, wellintegrated, a la carte, doctoral and post-doctoral training programme for the new generation of European aerodynamics and noise specialists.



Power Spectral Density (PSD) of aerodynamic pressure from Implicit Large Eddy Simulation.
Six academic partners address the common objective of modelling shock cell noise in a wide-body aircraft engine configuration from private sector partner Airbus France, by shock-tolerant numerical modelling for under-expanded jets (University of Leicester), large eddy simulations for turbulent jets with weak shocks (Cerfacs), advanced flow-noise correlations (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), jet and near-field noise experiments (Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics), reduced-order modelling and flow control (Institut de Méchanique des Fluides de Toulouse, IMFT-INP), and advanced laser-based measurement techniques (the Italian Ship Model Basin, CNR-INSEAN). Knowledge output is synthesized through a dedicated knowledge capturing programme by the University of Greenwich, which is used by private sector partner GE Power. In AeroTraNet 2, the research output becomes itself object of knowledge management research, which is a novel supra-disciplinary element.


Schematic view of single flux jet test rig

By combining their well-established doctoral training schools and graduate training programmes, the academic and industrial partners will train a well-integrated team of 9 Early Stage Reserchers and 2 Established Researchers who have learnt to combine their different research techniques to push forward the state of the art of shock cell noise prediction applied to aircraft design. This is a significant progress in structuring the European research training capacity in aerodynamics, noise, and knowledge capturing, for European Union's knowledge based economy.

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