CIAM took part in the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum 2017
On 5-9 June 2017, representatives of the P.I. Baranov Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM, part of the National Research Center “Zhukovsky Institute”), took part in a large-scale annual scientific event of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – the 2017 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION Forum). It was held in Denver, the USA.
The forum featured the 18th Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference at which the Institute representatives spoke.
The conference brought together researchers to provide actionable insights into the MDO and global issues of integrated aircraft developing. It featured an “Emerging Methods: AGILE Project” discussion track dedicated to various issues of the AGILE project which is a part of Horizon 2020, the EU’s 8th Framework Programme for Research & Innovation. This session included 6 presentations, one of them was presented by the CIAM scientists together with their European partners.
The presentation addressed the collaborative ‘system of systems’ multidisciplinary design optimization for civil aircraft which comprehends integration of the airframe, propulsion and on-board systems. The integration task is very complex and arduous because a reconciliation of a large amount of data is required. The joint report of the CIAM and its project partners became a technical back-up to other presentations focusing on methodology of collaborative design within a distributed environment, and presented the results of studies performed with the application of the system of systems on a civil aircraft of conventional layout.
Another joint report of the CIAM in cooperation with the Technical University of Turin (Politecnico di Torino, PoLiTo) was presented at a different session of the same conference. The report addressed the study of effect of on-board systems architecture on engine performance.
Next AGILE project working meetings will take place at the CIAM’s place from 18 to 21 July 2017.
The AGILE project started on 1 June 2015 and is designed to run for 3 years. AGILE targets multidisciplinary optimization of aircraft and propulsion design using distributed analysis frameworks. 18 organizations participate in the project, among them there are DLR (Germany), Alenia (Italy), Bombardier (Canada), EADS (EC), Fokker (Netherlands), ONERA (France).
Project coordinator: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt EV.
Russia is represented in the project by the CIAM and the TsAGI.