Consortium

Consortium

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PARTNERS

The CENTRELINE consortium is formed by a strong, balanced and complementary partnership of academic, research and industrial institutions. The CENTRELINE partners bring extensive experience in the fields of innovative, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable aircraft and propulsion system design, computational and experimental aerodynamics, structural analysis, and electric component design to the project.

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Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space

 
As part of Airbus Defence and Space, Airbus Group Innovations (AGI) is a corporate research organization within Airbus, developing early-stage technologies of low TRL levels (mainly 1-3) for the Airbus business units (Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, Airbus Defence and Space.) The focus of research covers the whole spectrum of aeronautical sciences, including composite and metallic technologies, structure engineering,
aeromechanics, electronics, system engineering and simulation, as well as propulsion system and aircraft design. AGI’s approximately 500 scientists and researchers at facilities in France, Germany, UK, Spain, USA, Canada, Singapore, India and China, advance these technologies to maturity within the timeframe needed for product development.
 

Role in the Project

AGI will lead WP1 “Reference Scenario, Concept Evaluation and SRIA Benchmarking” (from 01 June 2017 – 30 November 2018). Here AGI will contribute to define the conventional reference aircraft and the general configurational layout of the baseline propulsive fuselage aircraft as basis for further detailed preliminary design tasks and aero-numerical experimentation.
AGI will furthermore contribute to the other work packages with consulting expert knowledge. Results from experimentation and propulsive fuselage aircraft conceptual design will be evaluated in WP1 against the conventional reference aircraft and benchmarked against the environmental targets sated in SRIA.
 

Key Personnel

Frank Meller

Frank Meller, Senior Manager and roadmap leader for Air Vehicle Concepts at Airbus Group Innovations, Diploma in aeronautical engineering. Formerly Head of Future Projects Department with focus on long term research activities for air vehicle concepts on Airbus Group level, leading FPO Research
activities and technology developments at Airbus Central Entity in Toulouse, Manager for economic evaluation and Project Engineer for multidisciplinary aircraft design optimization in Future Projects Office at Airbus in Hamburg.
Andreas Wildschek, Dr.-Ing., Head of Aeromechanics Systems, PhD in Aerospace-Engineering, more than 10 years of experience in aircraft design, aero-servo-elastic modelling, control law design, and simulation, as well as on active loads alleviation, vibration control, adaptive control, and flight testing.
He has numerous patents in the field of aircraft control and is currently taking the role of dissemination and exploitation manager in the European Project FLEXOP where an unmanned flight demonstrator for active flutter suppression is developed.
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MTU Aero Engines AG

MTU Aero Engines AG

 
MTU Aero Engines is Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and an established global player in the industry. It engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and industrial gas turbines. With its technologies, MTU is a pace-setter for the entire aviation industry: the low-pressure turbines and high-pressure compressors manufactured
by MTU are among the most advanced in their class. MTU’s portfolio of technologies for the future includes some 100 projects that are firmly focused on the company’s objectives and pursued in accordance with strict product development rules. MTU’s advanced design team has decades of experience in the field of advanced engine conceptual design.

Role in the Project

In CENTRELINE, MTU contributes by conducting studies how to integrate an electric generator in the gas turbine environment needed to drive the BLI aft fuselage fan electrically. The MTU core team for CENTERLINE provides advice and guidance to the project and specifically to partners Chalmers and Siemens.
While exploring and studying more radical concepts and technical solutions during the course of the CENTRELINE project, the academic partners are being supported by MTU in order to reach a level of continuity for easily meeting the future challenges.
 

Key Personnel

Rasmus Merkler

Rasmus Merkler, Dipl.-Ing. After earning his diploma degree in aeronautical engineering at the University of Stuttgart Rasmus Merkler went on to research at the Institute of Propulsion Systems of the University of Stuttgart. Joining MTU Aero Engines he first was responsible for the predesign tool
development and then took over as analytical focal during the development phase of the first GTF engines (PW1200, PW1500). Most recently he works in the advanced programs group supporting engine studies for the next generation of commercial aircraft.

Mark Schäfer. After earning his degree in mechanical engineering he joined MTU in the testing department for procurement and configuration of rig and engine test hardware. Currently he is working in technology management and is
managing several EU projects. In CENTRELINE his responsibilities include all legal, financial and administrative aspects for MTU.
   
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Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

Siemens AG

 
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power
generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. As of September 30, 2015, Siemens had around 348,000 employees in more than 200 countries.
 

Role in the Project

Siemens will contribute its longstanding experience in the design of hybrid-electric drive systems and lead the design of the hybrid-electric drive train system of the propulsive fuselage fan in WP4 (participation terminated 30 September 2019). Siemens will focus on a lightweight design and passive cooling
technologies  for the fuselage fan drive motor. Furthermore, Siemens will conduct pre-design studies for the electric generators in the podded engines as well as the electric transmission system and the associated power electronics.

Key Personnel

Guido Wortmann

Guido Wortmann, Dr.-Ing., aerospace engineer with scientific expertise in hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion systems design and performance analysis. Works as system architect for hybrid-electric propulsion systems in the multi megawatt class at
Siemens electric aircraft department. In his PhD thesis he investigated the scaling characteristics of the transient performance of electric propulsion systems and the impact on aircraft attitude control.
 
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ARTTIC

ARTTIC

 
ARTTIC assists clients from all business and research sectors, small and large, private and public, to ensure the success of their collaborative research & innovation ventures. During close to 32 years of success, ARTTIC developed and demonstrated expertise in the set-up and management of to date 400 large-scale ambitious projects of which 96 were successful under H2020 calls.
Based on its long-standing experience in a range of funding programmes across scientific and technological domains, ARTTIC helps clients to move from strategic plans to effective competitive research and development of innovative solutions, resulting in successful applications and businesses. ARTTIC is a company of the PNO Consultants group, the European leader for consultancy in innovation and funding.
 

Role in the project

ARTTIC is running the CENTRELINE Project Office until end of June 2020 through which it will provide the methods, tools and operational support to promote an effective collaboration within the consortium. It will support the consortium in the daily and financial management and contractual tasks to ensure the project is properly monitored and decisions and actions are 
prepared and taken according to the project’s progress. ARTTIC aims at simplifying the contractual and administrative work requested from the researchers as much as possible. Furthermore, ARTTIC supports project communication, dissemination, IPR management and exploitation activities.
 

Key Personnel

Martin Dietz

Martin Dietz, Dr., is COO and Senior Consultant at ARTTIC. Project management of small and large projects in FP6 and FP7 in different domains, preparation of successful proposals and setup of new projects in FP7 and H2020. Martin is member of the
ARTTIC management board, manages the Munich branch of ARTTIC and coordinates the activities in Germany. Martin completed his studies in Biology (major subject: Biochemistry) and holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in Molecular Biology.

Sophie Rau

Sophie Rau joined ARTTIC as a Project Manager in 2017. She is currently managing two H2020 projects in the aeronautics and health sector. Before she gained experience in international project management at the Goethe-Institut and was involved in projects of ifa, Stuttgart (e.g. Future memories for the AU, Addis
Ababa). Focusing international relations, Sophie got trained in different international projects in India, such as those at UNESCO. Sophie holds a master degree in Empirical Cultural Studies and Art History from University of Tuebingen and studied Sociology and Sanskrit at University of Pune, India.
 
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Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V.

 
Bauhaus Luftfahrt is a public research institution funded by the four aerospace companies Airbus Group, Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft (IABG), Liebherr-Aerospace and MTU Aero Engines as well as grants of the Bavarian Ministry for Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology. The non-profit association is an internationally-oriented think tank. The team of around 50 employees deals with the future of mobility in general and with the future of air travel in particular. The goal of the research work is to consider the complex system of aviation from different points of view. In every project, the technical, economic, social and ecological aspects are considered holistically. Amongst others, expertise is gained in the field
of aircraft design and assessment as well as technology assessment based on profound physical descriptions. Due to the strong cooperation with national as well as international academia, research institutes and industry partners, Bauhaus Luftfahrt was able to successfully contribute to multiple previous EU-projects such as SWAFEA, CREATE, NEWAC, DREAM, or MorphElle, as well as current projects including LEMCOTEC, E-BREAK, ENOVAL, ULTIMATE and regarding organisational/administrative as well as scientific tasks. Beyond that, BHL has been successfully co-ordinating EC-funded research including SOLAR-JET, DisPURSAL and the present SUN-to-LIQUID projects.
 

Role in the Project

With the experience as coordinator of the CENTRELINE precursor project DisPURSAL, BHL serve as the project coordinator and as such is assigned to lead WP5 dedicated to the management and dissemination activities in the project. As lead of WP2, BHL will be able to place all its expertise obtained from DisPURSAL’s propulsive fuselage conceptualisation work and take a leading role in the multi-disciplinary PFC concept integration and design optimisation efforts in CENTRELINE.
As such, BHL will further develop it’s methods for the aircraft-integrated sizing and performance assessment of the PFC. As the project progresses, BHL will continuously integrate the results generated in the specialised work packages and finally produce an optimised PFC design ready for evaluation and benchmarking in WP1. BHL will drive the technology roadmap development activities for the PFC towards target TRL 6 in 2030.
 

Key Personnel

Arne Seitz

Arne Seitz, Dr., lead of the “Energy Technologies and Power Systems” research theme and deputy to the Head of the “Visionary Aircraft Concepts Group” at Bauhaus Luftfahrt. Received PhD degree in aerospace engineering from the Technical University of Munich; co-authored more than
30 journal/conference papers; on advanced aircraft-integrated propulsion system evaluation, distributed and hybrid-electric propulsion technology. Lead the PFC work package in EC-FP7 DisPURSAL and serves currently as WP-lead in EC-H2020 ULTIMATE and is leading BHL’s efforts in EC-FP7 ENOVAL.
 
Fabian Peter, Dipl.-Ing., lead of the research focus area Systems and Aircraft Technologies at BHL. Has worked on several projects focusing on the technology integration and assessment on overall AC level (e.g. EU FP7 project SARISTU). Worked as
researcher at the Institute of Aerospace Systems of RWTH Aachen University in the field of systems design and AC design software development.
   
Mirko Hornung, Prof. Dr., Executive Director Research and Technology at Bauhaus Luftfahrt as well as Chair of the Institute for Aerospace Systems at the Technical University Munich, formerly “Senior Manager System Concept Design” at EADS Defence & Security“ Program Manager Systems” for the A400M
programme management and as a “Special Projects Manager” for business development at EADS Defence & Security, comprehensive design and analyses expertise in the area of engine integration on several projects as a development engineer at EADS Deutschland.
 
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CHALMERS

Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology, founded in 1829 and an independent foundation since 1994, acquires around 70% of its research funding from external sources. More than 14 000 people, including over 12 000 undergraduates, work and study in some of Chalmers’ 17 departments. The research group turbomachinery and aero-acoustics, consisting of two professors, two senior researchers and six Ph.D. students, is part of the Division of Fluid Dynamics at the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences. The research group has an extensive experience in contributing to research efforts in
European programmes such as: JEAN, CoJeN, HISAC, AIDA, AITEB2, VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, E-BREAK, LEMCOTEC and ENOVAL. Since 2015 the research group leader (Tomas Grönstedt) is the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ULTIMATE. The primary research focus of the turbomachinery group is jet engine system analysis and engine concept evaluation as well as detailed flow and acoustics analysis for specific sub-problems such as compressors, turbines, transition ducts, intercoolers, combustors/afterburners and nozzles.
 

Role in the Project

Overall Chalmers will contribute to the development and understanding of how powerplants will be designed and operated in conjunction with large power off-takes characteristic
of the Propulsive Fuselage Concept (PFC) Chalmers will also play a key role in the assessment how well the final PFC architecture will deliver against the SRIA 2035 targets.

Key Personnel

Olivier Petit

Olivier Petit, Dr., is an assistant professor at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He completed his PhD on Simulation of hydraulic turbine five years ago before joining the compressible group led by Tomas Grönstedt in 2014. He is now
using its expertise in CFD to expand the group’s research capacity. Olivier has participated in  the CENTRELINE project since the start and is leading Chalmers effort to quantify the feasibility of a turbofan with a large power offtake.

Sebastian Samuellson

Sebastian Samuelsson, holds an M.Sc. in applied mechanics and is currently a PhD student in the field of aircraft engine performance and conceptual design. In CENTRELINE he is
involved in the design of the under-wing podded turbofan engines. Sebastian will also contribute to the noise and emissions assessment of the concept.
 

Tomas Grönstedt, Prof. Dr., is a professor at Chalmers university of Technology since year 2012 and is the author/co-author of more than 75 journal and conference articles in the field of aero engine system analysis and concept evaluation.
 Tomas has lead/leads Chalmers efforts in the EU projects VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, E-BREAK, ENOVAL and is presently the coordinator of the Horizon 2020 project ULTIMATE.
 
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Politechnika Warszawska

Politechnika Warszawska

 
The Politechnika Warszawska (WUT) is the biggest technical university in Poland and consists of 18 faculties including mechatronics, mechanical engineering and aerospace. WUT was established in the beginning of the 19th century. It provides 4-year courses for B.Eng., 2-year courses for M.Sc., and 4-year courses for Ph.D. students. The total number of students at the Faculty of Aerospace exceeds 2500. The Faculty of Aerospace consists of 12 departments, including the Department of Aircraft & Helicopters, Department of Aerodynamics and Department of Avionics.
The research activities in the faculty cover aerodynamics, flight dynamics, structure dynamics, composite materials, aircraft optimization, engine technology, combustion and avionics. Researchers from the faculty were involved in numerous European framework activities including the ADVANCE, VITES, SIDER, EVPSN, CAPECON, HIRET, HELIX, M-DAV, UAVNET, SIMSAC, EASN, NACRE, PPLANE, ESPOSA and AFLONEXT projects.
 

Role in the Project

WUT will be responsible for fuselage and nacelle aero-structural pre-design and fuselage-wing junction aero-structural investigation. The pre-design activity will be based on (1) outcome of WP1; (2) a number of critical load cases defined by
CS-25; (3) external forces and moments (generated by aerodynamics, propulsion, gravitation, inertia) acting on different components (wing, fuselage, nacelle) and (4) stress analysis.
 

Key Personnel

Zdobyslaw Goraj

Zdobyslaw Goraj, Prof. Dr., is aircraft designer and specialist in flight dynamics and aircraft design. Associate Editor and member of editorial boards of a few aeronautical journals. Author of numerous papers (more than 100). Doctor Honoris
Causa of 2 foreign universities, AIAA member; ICAS Programme Committee  & Executive Committee Member, Vice-President of EASN, Member of ACARE plenary.
Mariusz Kowalski, MSc,  is a Mechanical Design Engineer, specialist in composite structures. His career began during an internship at Airbus Military EADS PZL Warszawa-Okecie, where during work on the PZL-130 Orlik project he familiarized himself with norms and regulations in the aviation industry.
He participated in the strategic PW-100 project, a MALE class UAV, led by the Warsaw University of Technology, where he took part both in designing stage, including FEM analysis, and manufacturing of the CFRP parts.
Bartłomiej Goliszek, Eng, is an Aerospace Engineer, specialist in composite structure. His career began during studies at SAE Aerodesign Club, where he got familiarized with aircraft design and manufacturing. He participated in the strategic PW-100.
project, a MALE class UAV, where he was responsible for designing composite structure. He also designed structure components for “New generation acrobatic aircraft HARNAŚ-3” project.
Tomasz Goetzendorf-Grabowski, Prof. Dr., Specialist in flight dynamics and aircraft design, vice director of the Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics.
Beata Wierzbińska-Prus, Administrative Officer.
 
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Technische Universiteit Delft

Technische Universiteit Delft

 
The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering is one of the eight faculties of the Delft University of Technology and one of the largest north European faculties devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. The education and research activities are supported by excellent and extensive laboratory facilities including a broad range of wind tunnels for low and high speeds, the SIMONA moving-base flight simulator, the Structures and Materials Laboratory, a clean room for space applications, and a dedicated laboratory to the development of micro aerial vehicles. The Aerospace Faculty owns also a Cessna Citation jet aircraft, which is operated as flying classroom as well as research test bed.
Collaborations with numerous international and multinational industries ensure that the Faculty remains at the forefront of the latest developments in the aerospace industry. Notable success include the conceptual, aerodynamic and structural design of the Extra 400 business aircraft and the general aviation 2-seater Eaglet EURO/ENAER, as well as the development of GLARE, the fibre metal laminate used in the A380’s fuselage. Today the Aerospace Faculty has an international student body of approximately 2400 undergraduates and graduates, 150 members of academic staff and 150 PhD students.
 

Role in the Project

The main role of TU Delft is the experimental testing on the overall PFC aircraft configuration. The wind tunnel model for validation of the concept will be tested in the open jet facility (OJF). The OJF is for university standards an impressive facility that is situated in a large room with a width of 13 meters and a height of 8 meters.This task is supported by high-fidelity
aero-numerical modelling and simulation. In addition to the activities related to experimental work, TU Delft will play a role in the exploration of the aerodynamic design space. For this, simplified high-fidelity numerical methods (e.g. axisymmetric RANS) will be used.
 

Key Personnel

Arvind Gangoli Rao

Arvind Gangoli Rao, Dr., is working full time as an Associate Professor in the section of Flight Performance and Propulsion. Arvind is gas turbine specialist and has worked on a variety of problems related to aircraft propulsion and gas turbines. He is also involved in creating new engine architectures for future aircraft configurations like the blended wing body aircraft.
Arvind is coordinating the EC funded AHEAD project (Grant agreement no: 284636) and is also involved in the ESPOSA project (Grant Agreement No: 284859). He has several years of experience in combustion, especially lean combustion technologies and flameless combustion.
 
Leo Veldhuis, Prof. dr. ir., is full professor Flight Performance and Propulsion. Leo is the former head of the wind tunnel laboratories at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in Aircraft Aerodynamics. Leo’s research interests are Aircraft aerodynamics, Open rotors and propulsion integration, High lift systems, Flow control
and Aircraft design. Leo teaches various courses in the field of aircraft aerodynamics and is Program director of the MSc program. The main contribution of Leo will be related to the development of the wind tunnel model of the EFRA configuration.
 
Biagio Della Corte, graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy, with a thesis on experimental propeller aerodynamics, performed as an Erasmus+ student at TU Delft. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate
at the faculty of Aerospace Engineering of TU Delft. In the CENTRELINE project, he is responsible for the wind-tunnel experiments of the overall PFC configuration carried out at TU Delft.
 
Martijn van Sluis, conducted his studies in Aerospace Engineering at the TU Delft. After an internship at Blackshape Aircraft S.p.a., he graduated on a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) study on a wing-in-ground effect vehicle.
After graduation he re-joined the university as a researcher. Within the CENTRELINE project he is responsible for the initial aerodynamic design and CFD analysis of the external aerodynamics of the PFC.
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

University of Cambridge

 
This research for the CENTRELINE project will be completed within the Whittle Laboratory which is part of the Engineering Department at the University of Cambridge. The Engineering Department is ranked consistently in the top 5 in world ranking tables for Engineering and the Whittle Laboratory hosts the
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics on behalf of the Universities of Cambridge, Loughborough and Oxford. It is a well-resourced laboratory that produces high quality academic research that also has strong industrial impact.
 

Role in the Project

Firstly, Cambridge will lead the activity of propulsor aero-numerical exploration. This will include developing a distortion tolerant fan system design and completing detailed unsteady CFD computations for cruise and off-design flight conditions. Secondly, Cambridge will complete the propulsor aero- 
validation testing in our low-speed experimental facility. This will involve modifying the facility and completing detailed aerodynamic testing of the fan design with representative inflow distortions from the airframe at key flight conditions.
 

Key Personnel

Cesare Hall

Cesare Hall, Dr., completed his PhD in the field of jet engine operability. After his PhD he joined the Fan Aerodynamics group of Rolls-Royce plc, working on computational methods to assess engine fan stability and performance. He then joined the Silent Aircraft Initiative, researching novel future concepts for low-
noise, propulsion systems. In September 2005 he was appointed as a lecturer in Turbomachinery. He has since been developing research into engine-installation interaction, open rotor aerodynamics and BLI fans.
Alejandro Castillo Pardo has recently completed his PhD on Aeroelastic Simulation of Rotorcraft Propulsion Systems at Cranfield University. He joined the project in November 2017
to complete research into the design and testing of a distortion tolerant fan system matched to the CENTRELINE aircraft.
 
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Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Operations

 
AIRBUS Operations GmbH is the German part of the European company Airbus Operations S.A.S., which is an AIRBUS company. It is the major aerospace company in Europe. The company is engaged in the development and manufacture of advanced high-performance commercial transport aircraft and is recognized for its technological expertise in nearly all fields of aeronautical engineering. R&TD capabilities of AIRBUS Operations GmbH cover all aspects of aircraft design and optimization (aerodynamics, aerolastics, structures, weights, performances, operating costs, environmental aspects etc.),
airframe and systems development and engine integration. Within Airbus, Airbus Operations GmbH is particularly responsible for the development and production of the major part of the fuselage including systems and passenger cabin, the vertical fin, the equipment of the wings and the final assembly of narrow-body aircrafts (A318, A319, A320, A321) and partly of the A380s and the A350. The company’s workforce currently amounts to approx. 17,460 roughly half of it working in the Airbus Operations GmbH headquarters in Hamburg.
 

Role in the Project

A-D leads WP1 “Reference Scenario, Concept Evaluation and SRIA Benchmarking” (01 December 2018 – project end). Here A-D will contribute to define the conventional reference aircraft and the general configurational layout of the baseline propulsive fuselage aircraft as basis for further detailed preliminary design tasks and aero-numerical experimentation. A-D will furthermore
contribute to the other work packages with consulting expert knowledge. In the late phase of the project, results from experimentation and propulsive fuselage aircraft conceptual design will be evaluated in WP1 against the conventional reference aircraft and benchmarked against the environmental targets sated in SRIA.
 

Key Personnel

Lars Jørgensen, Dr., leader for “Future Aircraft Configuration studies” at Airbus Future Projects Office. This incorporates the coordination of conceptual aircraft design studies for airliners for
the 2035 Timeframe. The studies are performed in a number of international and national research frameworks (CleanSky, H2020, LuFo) as well as internally.
Lars Vollers, lead of “R&T Products” at Airbus Future Projects Office, responsible for the coordination of all R&T activities
concerning the Architecture and Integration of upcoming airliner products.
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Rolly Royce

Rolls-Royce Deutschland

 
Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG is the only aircraft engine manufacturer in Germany licensed to develop, manufacture and maintain modern civil and military engines and employs about 3,800 people. In 2019 it generated revenues of about 1.7 billion Euro. A total of € 4.4 billion have been invested in development programmes and the associated infrastructure at Rolls-Royce Deutschland since the company was established 30 years ago.
More than 8.000 new engines have been delivered since the start of production, 280 in 2019 alone, of which 50 have been Trent XWB engines. Following the takeover of the former Siemens eAircraft division in 2019, the specialists for electrical drive systems at the Munich and Erlangen sites also belong to Rolls Royce Deutschland.
 

Role in the Project

Rolls-Royce will contribute its longstanding experience in the design of hybrid-electric drive systems and lead the design of the hybrid-electric drive train system of the propulsive fuselage fan in WP4 (01.October 2019 – project end). Rolls-Royce will focus on a lightweight design and  passive cooling technologies for the
fuselage fan drive motor. Furthermore, Rolls-Royce will conduct pre-design studies for the electric generators in the podded engines as well as the electric transmission system and the associated power electronics.

Key Personnel

Guido Wortmann

Guido Wortmann, Dr.-Ing., aerospace engineer with scientific expertise in hybrid-electric aircraft propulsion systems design and performance analysis. Works as system architect for hybrid-electric propulsion systems in the multi megawatt class at
Rolls-Royce Deutschland. Obtained a double degree in mechanical engineering from the Technische Universität München and the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 2012.
 
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ARTTIC

ARTTIC Innovation

 
ARTTIC Innovation GmbH was founded in 2020 to further expand the German activities of ARTTIC SAS, a successful consulting company in the field of research & development. In almost 33 years of company history, ARTTIC has managed more than 400 collaborative projects – from the EU Research
Framework Programme 2 to the Horizon 2020 programme. The expertise of ARTTIC Innovation GmbH is based on this long-standing experience. ARTTIC SAS and ARTTIC Innovation GmbH are subsidiaries of the PNO Group, one of the largest consulting companies for publicly funded research and innovation projects.
 

Role in the project

In the CENTRELINE project, ARTTIC Innovation will be in charge of the Project Office (from July 2020 until the end of the project) through which it will provide the methods and tools as well as operational support to ensure and strengthen an effective collaboration within the consortium needed to manage the project. It will support the consortium in the daily management, administrative and contractual tasks to ensure the collaboration is working efficiently, the project is properly monitored, and
decisions and actions are prepared and taken according to the project’s progress. ARTTIC Innovation aims at simplifying the contractual and administrative work requested from the researchers as much as possible and developing a collaborative spirit inside the consortium. Furthermore, ARTTIC Innovation will practically support dissemination and communication activities, including the public web site, dissemination material, and the organisation of project dissemination events.
 

Key Personnel

Martin Dietz

Martin Dietz, Dr., director of ARTTIC Innovation GmbH and senior consultant. Project management of small and large projects in FP6, FP7, and H2020 in different domains, preparation of successful  proposals and setup
of new projects in FP7 and H2020. He completed his studies in Biology (major subject: Biochemistry) and holds a PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) degree in Molecular Biology.

Sophie Rau

Sophie Rau joined ARTTIC as a Project Manager in 2017 and continues working as a consultant at ARTTIC Innovation. She is currently managing two EU H2020 projects in the aeronautics and health sector and is involved in proposal writing and performing training activities. Sophie gained experience in international project management at the Goethe-Institut
and worked in projects of ifa (Stuttgart) with the African Union. Focusing international relations, Sophie got trained in different international projects in India, such as those at UNESCO. Sophie holds a master’s degree in Empirical Cultural Studies and Art History from University of Tübingen and studied Sociology and Sanskrit at University of Pune, India.
 

TECHNICAL ADVISORY BOARD

The CENTRELINE Technical Advisory Board (TAB) works in close interaction with WP1 to ensure the industrial feasibility of the CENTRELINE developments. The TAB consists of senior experts from the aeronautical field, including airframe and engine manufacturers, key technical component suppliers, and research institutes.

André Denis Bord, Consultáero
Michaël Meheut, ONERA – The French Aerospace Lab
Anders Lundbladh, Dr.,GKN Aerospace
Daniel Reckzeh, Airbus Operations GmbH
Olaf Brodersen, DLR
André-Denis Bord, Dip.Engineer in aeronautical sciences (SupAéro Paris, Stanford, California). From 1967 onwards, he was employed by Aérospatiale then Airbus until 2001, as an aerothermodynamicist expert for an hypersonic research glider, followed by a late contribution to the Concorde program as power plant installation specialist before leading Aérospatiale contribution to the different Airbus projects (B9, B10,B11) and becoming A320 chief engineer
from preliminary design to certification. He then joined the ATR organization as Technical Director. Since 2001, he worked for Latécoere as head of the certification office before establishing his own consultancy agency working for the main aeronautical European firms. He is honorary member of the Air and Space Academy in Toulouse.
Michaël Méheut, Dr., is a senior aerospace engineer in the Aerodynamics, Aeroelasticity and Acoustics Department of ONERA. He made his PhD on the far-field drag extraction techniques applied to civil aircraft configurations. He worked for 1.5 years at Dassault Aviation in the advanced aerodynamic unit and joined the Civil Aircraft Unit at ONERA in 2008. His works have mainly been devoted to the application of advanced optimisation techniques
to the design of innovative aircraft configurations or engine integration concepts (Boxwing, Blended Wing Body or Boundary Layer Ingestion concepts). In the frame of Clean Sky 2, he coordinates ONERA activities related to the integration of UHBR engine and the design of disruptive configurations (aircraft architectures and engine integration).
Anders Lundbladh, Dr., Company Specialist for whole engine analysis and GKN Engineering Fellow. He has a M.Sc. in Engineering Physics and a PhD on transition to turbulence from KTH, Stockholm. Since 1995, Anders was employed by Volvo Aero Corporation (now GKN Aerospace) for research and management of projects on engine components and systems. Since 1999, he has worked on
analysis of system performance and studies of structural component design for current and future air transport engines. Ever since 2004, Anders Lundbladh has been a GKN representative initiating and executing the FP6 project NEWAC and the FP7 project LEMCOTEC. Anders has lead and is leading the “future engine concepts” work in NEWAC, LEMCOTEC and ENOVAL.
Daniel Reckzeh, Dipl.-Ing., is head of Research & Technology Platue Bremen at AIRBUS and a senior technical manager in the Research & Technology Program at AIRBUS. Since 20 years he is working in the field of Overall Aircraft Design & Integration and Flight Physics. His technical roots are in aerodynamic design (e.g. for A380,
A400M and A350) and he is an expert in multidisciplinary wing/high-lift design. Besides his work for AIRBUS he is a lecturer for Aircraft Design at Jade University Wilhelmshaven. He is the author of publications focusing high-lift wing design and the inventor of numerous patents.
Olaf Brodersen, Dr.-Ing., DLR Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology, Vice Director & Head of Department Transport Aircraft. Dr. Brodersen is working since more than 20 years in the field of applied computational aerodynamics including software as well as
aircraft design aspects. He has experience from several DLR, LuFo, EU, and industry projects. He worked for Airbus Commercial from 2006 to 2008 in Flight Physics. Since 2003 he is a member of the international AIAA CFD Drag Prediction Workshop committee.