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GARTEUR is an organization for aeronautics research collaboration in Europe:
- A multinational organisation that performs high quality, collaborative, precompetitive research in the field of aeronautics to improve technological competence of the European Aerospace Industry
- Based on a government-to-government agreement (MoU) between seven European Nations with major research and test capabilities in aeronautics.
- The only framework in Europe for both civil and military Research and Technology for Aeronautics
- A unique forum of aeronautical experts from Academia, Research Establishments and Industry. Outstanding capability for the networking of GARTEUR nations agents in aeronautics R&T.
- GARTEUR takes a flexible and open approach towards participation of non-GARTEUR nations and organisations in the research work.
The following information material can be downloaded here:
- GARTEUR Brochure (December 2013) (low definition, high definition)
- GARTEUR Brochure (September 2015) (here)
- Viewgraph presentation from Aerodays 2011 in Madrid
- Paper presented at the AIAA SciTech 2014 Conference in National Harbor, MD, USA
- Viewgraph presentation from AIAA SciTech 2014 Conference in National Harbor, MD, USA
- Paper presented at the 5th CEAS Air & Space Conference, 7-11 Sept. 2015, Delft, The Netherlands
NEWS JANUARY 2016:
The UK, succeeding France, takes up the role of GARTEUR Chair Country for 2016-2017.
NEWS DECEMBER 2014:
France will continue to assume the GARTEUR Chairmanship in 2015.
NEWS OCTOBER 2014:
During the GARTEUR Council meeting of October 2014 the members of AD/AG-46 "Highly Integrated Subsonic Air Intakes" received the GARTEUR Award of Excellence 2013/2014. Partners in the international collaboration of AD/AG-46 were:
- AIRBUS Defence and Space (formerly EADS CASSIDIAN, Germany, Chair),
- ONERA (France, Vice-Chair),
- FOI (Sweden),
- AIRBUS Defence and Space (formerly AIRBUS Military, Spain),
- SAAB (Sweden),
- DLR (Germany),
- Alenia Aermacchi (Italy),
- MBDA (France),
- DASSAULT Aviation (France).
The major objectives of AD/AG-46 were to investigate the capability of Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) methods for the analysis of unsteady flow phenomena of serpentine air intakes and the accuracy levels of the computations. CFD computations were carried out for the EIKON UAV configuration, which was designed and wind tunnel tested at FOI in Sweden. Numerical results for a variety of wind tunnel conditions were compared with Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) and unsteady RANS (URANS) data as well as with experimental results.
The impact of not considering the wind tunnel walls in the CFD calculations on the computational results was investigated, revealing that the ventilated walls of the T1500 wind tunnel eliminate the blockage of the model within the closed test section and that free stream conditions can be applied for the computational boundary conditions.
Since intake lip shaping is a vital design parameter for low observable configurations the aerodynamic drag and lift for the UAV configuration applying a sharp and a round intake cowl were quantified.
A trade-off study between boundary layer diversion versus ingestion was performed numerically and the losses in total pressure recovery and the increase in distortion for the ingested test cases were calculated.
Internal flow control in the intake duct of the UAV configuration was also studied by numerically applying vortex generators (passive flow control) and micro-jets (active flow control), and the results were compared with experimental data.
At DLR in Göttingen experiments with a generic high aspect ratio diverterless intake model were performed in the cryogenic blowdown wind tunnel DNW-KRG with the goal of contributing to a better understanding and correlation of installed performance predictions of highly integrated innovative intake designs.
NEWS MAY 2014:
GARTEUR ANNUAL REPORT 2013 (X/D 47) is available here. The annexes (= detailed reports from the GoRs) are available under the Technical Activities headings above.
NEWS MARCH 2014:
A new Group of Responsables on Aviation Security (AS) was formed during the last Council meeting in March 2014.
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