Concept validation study for fuselage wake-filling propulsion integration
Paper in proceedings, 2018

The present paper provides an overview together with intermediate results of the work-in-progress research performed in the EC-funded Horizon 2020 collaborative project CENTRELINE (“ConcEpt validatioN sTudy foR fusElage wake-filLIng propulsioN integration”), aiming at demonstrating the proof of concept for a groundbreaking approach to synergistic propulsion-airframe integration, the so-called Propulsive Fuselage Concept (PFC). The concept features a turbo-electrically driven propulsive device integrated in the very aft-section of the fuselage, dedicated to the purpose of fuselage wake-filling. Currently at TRL 1-2, CENTRELINE's target is to mature the technological key features of the PFC to TRL 3-4. The core of the targeted proof-of-concept is formed by two experimental test campaigns supported by high-fidelity 3D numerical simulation and integrated multidisciplinary design optimisation techniques for aerodynamics, aero-structures as well as the energy and propulsion system.

Propulsive Fuselage

Propulsion Integration

Boundary Layer Ingestion

Wake-Filling

Author

Arne Seitz

Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

Fabian Peter

Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

Julian Bijewitz

Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

Anaïs Habermann

Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

Zdobyslaw Goraj

Warsaw University of Technology

Mariusz Kowalski

Warsaw University of Technology

Alejandro Castillo Pardo

University of Cambridge

Cesare Hall

University of Cambridge

Frank Meller

Airbus Innovations

Rasmus Merkler

MTU Aero Engines

Olivier Petit

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

Sebastian Samuelsson

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Fluid Dynamics

Biagio Della Corte

Delft University of Technology

Martjin Van Sluis

Delft University of Technology

Guido Wortmann

Siemens

Martin Dietz

ARTTIC

31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018

31st Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, ICAS 2018
Belo Horizonte, Brazil,

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