Research Day 2011

Expectations regarding sustainability and society’s demand for mobility require innovative solutions in air transportation. Aeronautical research will play a critical role in handling the future challenges in this field. As part of the Campus Research Airport’s second “Research Day”,  three new selected research projects were presented on November 14th.

SFB 880, the Collaborative Research Center “Principles of High Lift for Future Commercial Aircraft”, investigates various concepts for active high-lift systems. The studies focus primarily on questions regarding noise reduction and improved scalability of performance parameters during take-off and landing.

Icing rapidly diminishes aircraft performance. While the icing conditions for smaller drops of water are taken into account in the certification requirements, it should be assumed that water drops of a larger diameter also possess critical icing potential. The research topic “Icing through large supercooled drops of water" will provide an important and comprehensive contribution to the field, while addressing the goal of reducing accidents in air transportation.

The idea of “CFRP production in the superorganism” follows the vision of a completely new direction in the production of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, with mobile, standardized production units working in parallel. It addresses the question of value-added in lightweight design and economic feasibility in one of the key technologies.

Europe will continue in the future to require that education and scientific research be closely connected to industry geared toward implementing technical innovations. Innovative solutions are required to ensure sustainable development. The Campus Research Airport celebrates these innovations each year through the Hermann Blenk Researcher Award and the Karl Doetsch Young Scientist Award, named in honor of two outstanding individuals in the history of aeronautical research in Braunschweig.

This year’s winner of the Hermann Blenk Award was Dr. Wolfgang Heinze for his work on “Multidisciplinary Conceptual Aircraft Design”. Dr. Heinze has developed a computer-supported design method that precisely maps aerodynamics, flight propulsion, aircraft structure, aircraft systems, and the cost of commercial aircraft. His method has been used successfully at the Campus Research Airport to evaluate new aircraft concepts and the potential behind future aerospace technologies. Through this award the Campus Research Airport honors a unique approach to aircraft overall design with a prize of € 5000.

The Karl Doetsch Young Scientist Award was presented to Christoph Deiler and Klemens Lindhorst for excellent student research projects and theses. The Campus Research Airport honors this work with a prize of € 1000.


Research Day 2011 - Welcoming Address

Research Day 2011 - High Lift

Research Day 2011 - CFRP Production

Research Day 2011 - Awards

Research Day 2011 - Discussions

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