To Develop Enabling Technologies for Low Environmental Impact and Minimum fuel consumption.

Challenge/Domain
Challenge: 
Protecting the environment and the energy supply
Domain category: 
Technology
Enabler
Enabler: 
To Develop Enabling Technologies for Low Environmental Impact and Minimum fuel consumption.
Cluster of enablers: 
An extraordinary technological effort to define the air vehicles of the future that minimise environmental impact and energy consumption
Capability
Capability: 
To develop Novel structural concepts and design solutions for low-weight for low environmental impact and minimum fuel consumption
Sub capability: 
To develop novel structural concepts and design solutions for low-weight Airframe and Powerplant Propulsion System
R&I needs: 
- Develop new structural concepts for airframe using composite materials - Develop new assembly concepts for fusolage, wing and components using composite materials and novel metal alloys - Develop and validate new structural design approaches - Introduce new hybrid materials solutions into structural design
Achievements
2020: 
* Topologically Optimised A/C Structures, 1st generation Multi-functional materials/Hybrid solutions * Reduction of knock-down factors including refined damage/failure analysis to increase design optimization for weight reduction * Novel composite-based structural concepts - Anisogrid composite structures for fuselages * Novel alloy based strutural concepts (Rivet-less design, Scandium alloys, ) * Hybrid pylone structure
2035: 
* further reduction of knock-down factors incl. refined damage and failure analysis for weight reduction * 2nd generation Multi-functional materials/Hybrid solutions * Novel composite-based structural concepts - Anisogrid composite structures for fuselages avalable * Structure design using Structure Health Monitoring benefits
2050: 
* 3rd generation Multi-functional materials/Hybrid solutions * Biomimicry design approaches start producing innovative structural concepts (TRL 5)

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