The project SSEMID: Stability and Sensitivity Methods for Industrial Design, which finished in December 2019, received almost 4 million euros from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. This European Training Network embedded within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions aimed at improving the current aerodynamic performances of existing aircrafts, by developing new innovative methods and tools for modern airplane’s design at the same providing doctoral training to 16 international young researchers.
SSEMID counted with participation of international consortium with participation of 5 Universities: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Imperial College London (UK), University of Cambridge (UK), KTH (Sweden), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), three National Research agencies dedicated to aeronautic research: Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales (France), Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt e.V. (Germany) and Von Karman Institute (Belgium) and two industries in aeronautic sector: Airbus (UK) and NUMECA (Belgium), with the additional participation of two American Universities: Purdue and San Diego University.
During the 4 years of its duration, the project generated results which contributed to significantly advance the development of numerical tools, the formulation of direct and adjoint methods for flow stability and the analysis of flow sensitivity under external perturbation, and in the application of these methods to the development of new industrial and more efficient aeronautical designs.
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