Research Day 2012

Aeronautical research at the Research Airport Braunschweig is dedicated to serving the society's need for mobility while ensuring the main goals of environmental sustainability, safety, and efficiency. At the third Research Day (organised by the Campus Research Airport on 26th November 2012) the focus was set on the issue of safety and here especially on airplane icing. The research project »Supercooled Large Doplets Icing« (funded and coordinated by the Helmholtz Gemeinschaft) concentrates on this phenomenon.

Even today the danger of airplane icing still poses a risk for air traffic, especially when airplanes are travelling in areas with supercooled droplets for a longer time. In order to protect the air traffic from this danger, aircraft manufacturers will have to provide extended evidence for their future airliners before they are given admission by the authorities. A better understanding of icing physics as well as knowledge about consequences of ice on airplanes is therefore  required for any further development in this field.

Next to the constant global air traffic growth and the call for the reduction of emmission, the new requirements concerning airplane icing  are the future challenges for all aircraft manufacturers.

In the scope of SuLaDI project, institutes of TU Braunschweig and DLR are studying the basic fundaments of aircraft icing and its impacts. Among the identification of icing situations and avoidance strategies further important issues are the development of new and efficient procedures for airplane de-icing. First results for the simulation of icing and innovative de-icing are already forming an excellent starting point for further advance in this topic.

This year's Hermann Blenk Researcher Award went to Dr. Stephan Bansmer for his outstanding research in the field of „Streaming Analysis on a Two- and Three-dimensional Flapping Wing Segment“. In the scope of his research he provided new validation data for the moving wing with transitional layers. Beyond that, he used high quality, numeric stream solutions to investigate favourable „flapping flight parameters“.

With this award the Campus Research Airport appreciates an unique fundament for the streaming analysis with a prize of € 5000.

The Karl Doetsch Young Scientist Award was presented to Bram van de Kamp and Gerald Reitz for their excellent diploma thesis and  student research project in the domain of adaptive blade rows for turbofan engines as well as the experimental analysis of an axial compressor. The Campus Research Airport honours this works with a prize of € 1000 each. Having received their diploma degrees both awardees are now working as research scientists at member institutes of the Campus Research Airport.

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