About the project

AeroTraNet 2 is an EU-funded Aeronautical Training Network set up to train 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.

Building upon the multi-host EST FP6 programme AeroTraNet, AeroTraNet 2 clusters the complementary expertise of five established European academic institutes, two EU multi-national companies, one SME and one national research centre to offer a structured, flexible, well-integrated, à la carte, doctoral and post-doctoral training programme for the new generation of EU aerodynamics and noise specialists.

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 Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse)
  • advanced laser-based measurement techniques (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.

By combining their well-established doctoral training schools and graduate training programmes, the academic and industrial partners will train a well-integrated team of nine ESRs and two ERs 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 the EU's knowledge based economy.

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About the project

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