EASN Newsletter - March 2012

EASN news



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Out of the 12 Level 1 project proposals endorsed by EASN for the 5th FP7 call, 11 were successful in the evaluation process and 3 (and possibly 4, depending on the final number of projects to be funded) have obtained EC funding.

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Clean Sky is the most ambitious aeronautical research programme ever launched in Europe. Its mission is to develop breakthrough technologies to significantly increase the environmental performances of airplanes and air transport, resulting in less noisy and more fuel efficient aircraft, hence bringing a key contribution in achieving the Single European Sky environmental objectives.

Mr. Giuseppe Pagnano, Coordinating Project Officer of JTI "Clean Sky" offered an interview about the project and the role and involvement of the European Academic Community.  Read the interview




Following the successful recipe of the first EASN workshop, where a large number of specialists from the industry, Research establishments and the Academia attended and presented the latest achievements in the area, EASN is organising the second of a series of specialised workshops, this time in the fields of Flight Physics and propulsion. The 3-day workshop will be held in Prague, Czech Republic from 31st of October until 2nd of November 2012. More information is available on the EASN website



In the frame of the open consultation of the Draft SRIA, the ACARE WG5 organises a workshop on Education and Workforce on Thursday, 7th June 2012 at the EC premises. EASN will be presenting the viewpoint of the Universities by a presentation on “Increasing adaptability while ensuring high quality of the European Aeronautical Engineering education”.


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EASN has launched the “Expression of Interest” campaign to collect innovative project ideas for endorsement in the frame of the 6th FP7 call. For more information visit the EASN website  



News from the Aeronautical community


The Smart Intelligent Aircraft Structures project has launched its official website, where you can be informed about the project and follow its progress. The website gives an overview of the project objectives and, through regular updates of the current status, progress and key milestone results.   


Seven months after the Kick-off meeting, SARISTU is nearly at the end of its specification phase. With the conduct of 11 bi-annual reviews in January and February 2012, the review process orientated on Technology Performance, Value & Risk, Aircraft Operations, Engineering and Project Performance, indicated an overall satisfactory status when compared to the initial planning.



COOPERATEUS has consolidated his activities for phase 2 during a Consortium meeting held on February the 14th in Paris. Workshops in Spring and event during the Farnborough Airshow will give full visibility to the identified cooperation candidates. A final forum in Brussels on October the 4th will present the conclusive status. 




EASN endorsed projects: Latest achievements


The INMA project ( aims to develop an innovative manufacturing technology to fabricate complex Ti sheet components by using incremental sheet forming, KB modeling and lean heating. The consortium includes two aeronautic end-users and one machine-tool builder.


During the last period two hot forming devices (one for local heating, one for global heating) have been set up. First results on the process parameters that affect to the maximum wall angle have been obtained for Ti 6-4. FEA has demonstrated its ability to predict the strains of a realistic cold formed component. Regarding KB activities, the model implemented for spring back prediction will be used in the upcoming weeks to correct the tool path of a basic shape.



News from EASN members



BEASY introduced their Corrosion Manager simulation product, enabling identification of the extent of aircraft/vehicle structures (metals, CFRP) at risk of galvanic corrosion occurring, caused by exposure of the structure to electrolyte films (e.g. from condensation; de-icing fluids; pooling etc.). For further information, please contact



1st IAA Conference on Dynamics and Control of Space Systems - DyCoSS’2012 organized by the International Academy of Astronautics and the American Astronautical Society is held in Porto, Portugal on March 19-21, 2012. The local support is provided by CAST-UBI and Porto University. For more information visit: 




The 7th International Workshop and Advanced School “Spaceflight Dynamics and Control” organized by CAST-UBI and Porto University takes place on March 22-23, 2012 at the Engineering School of the Porto University (Porto, Portugal) as a Satellite Event of DyCoSS’2012. More information is available at 




GRAIN Workshop on Environmentally Friendly Advanced Modelling, Experimentation, Large Scale Simulation and Smart Structures/ Materials for Greener Design in Aeronautic.


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Methods for determining material strength properties and their changes after inducing plastic or elastic residual stresses by micro-blasting have been developed, based on nanoindentations, by the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Manufacturing Engineering of AUTH and Fraunhofer PCCM.



The 25th edition of the international ISMA Noise and Vibration Engineering Conference - ISMA2012 will be held in Leuven (BEL) from 17 until 19 Sept. It will be organised in conjunction with the 4th edition of the international Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics - USD2012. More information is available at    


Morphing Wing

Conceptual design methodologies and an optimization framework for morphing aircraft applications have been developed at the Aerospace Structures Chair of the Delft University of Technology.  These methodologies have led to the design and manufacturing of morphing wings, leading edges and winglets. 



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Technology to design advanced composite structures with steered fibre paths have been developed at the Aerospace Structures Chair of the Delft University of Technology. The technology has been applied to design of laminates for active and passive load alleviation of wind turbine blades and commercial airliners wings, which have been built and tested. 




Improved architectures for automated fiber/tow placement of composite laminates with increased damage tolerance are under development at the Aerospace Structures Chair of the Delft University of Technology.  Significant increases in compression after impact have been documented without any decrease of in-plane strength or stiffness properties. 


An approach to predict cycles to failure in composite structures under constant amplitude and spectrum loading is under development at the Aerospace Structures Chair of the Delft University of Technology.  It requires no curve fitting or tests to determine model parameters and tries to account for the creation and interaction of various types of damage.




Studying the dynamic response of primary aircraft structures subjected to blast loading was the aim of the “VULCAN” EU funded project which has been recently completed by the Composite Systems Innovation Centre. Numerical simulations using the Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian multi-material formulation (ALE) in the explicit finite element solver LS-DYNA were validated by experiments.



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