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AeroGust Project Workshop
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 12:00 – Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 12:00 BST
The AeroGust Project
AeroGust is a state of the art engineering computer simulation project investigating gust interactions with aircraft. The aim of the project is to develop innovative methods that allow radical aircraft design changes by responding to three main areas of work:
1) Investigations using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities in gust interactions with an aircraft;
2) Creation of a numerical gust loads process that does not require wind tunnel data for early design stages;
3) Development of efficient reduced order models for gust prediction that account for aerodynamic and structural complexity at an acceptable cost.
Whilst AeroGust mainly focusses on the problems associated with aeroelastic aircraft, the fundamental physics is common to large wind turbines. Therefore the methodology of AeroGust will find direct application in wind turbine design.
To find out more about the AeroGust Project and its partners, visit the website
We are holding an exciting workshop that will give unique insight into cutting edge technicques aimed at redefining the industrial gust loads process. Not only will you get the chance to engage with innovative research about but you will also be able to discuss with our project partners from across industry and academia, all of whom have relevant experience in the field of numerical modelling of unsteady fluid flows and aeroelastics and are recognized experts in these fields.
Download the full workshop brochure (PDF) with individual abstracts.
Program - Day 1
12:00 - 13:00 Buffet lunch on arrival
13:00 - 13:30 Introduction & industrial perspective (Dassault Aviation, Airbus Defence & Space and Piaggo Aerospace)
13:30- 14:00 University of Liverpool : Frequency-Domain Non-linear Gust Response Computation
14:00 - 14:30 German Aerospace Centre (DLR) : Towards reduced order modeling for gust simulations
14:30 - 14:45 Tea and coffee break
14:45- 15:15 University of Bristol : Extending Aeroelastic Analyses for Gust Loads to Include Nonlinearities
15:15 - 15:45 NLR : The Gust Error-correction Method for accurate gust propagation in CFD simulations
15:45 - 16:30 : Feedback and discussion
16:30 onwards Drinks reception
Program - Day 2
08:30 - 09:00 Tea and coffee on arrival
09:00 - 09:30 University of Cape Town : Toward Rapid Non-linear Aeroelastic Modelling For Design
09:30 - 09:50 INRIA : Numerical zoom for the aeroelastic simulation of a wind turbine using ROMs
09:50 - 10:10 VALEOL : Numerical methods and experimental work for a better understanding of gusts on wind turbines
10:10 - 10:30 Optimad Engineering : High-Fidelity Gust Simulations based on mesh adaptation and high order methods in an immersed boundaries context
10:30 - 11:00 NUMECA : High fidelity gust simulations around a transonic airfoil
11:00 - 11:15 Tea and coffee break
11:15- 12:00 Feedback and concluding remarks
12:00 onwards Lunch