WP4 - Design solutions to increase safety of existing and enable new A/C configurations

WP Leader: IBK-Innovation GMBH & CO. KG (IBK)

WP4 addresses design solutions to increase safety of conventional and unconventional aircrafts and helicopters and is subdivided into two sub-tasks, both of them focusing on different solution levels:      

  • Task 4.1 tackles local approaches, so attempts to understand how the structure locally acts upon ditching and how, from a design point of view, a solution towards reducing structural risks and improving safety can be realised. The scope of Task 4.1 is in discussing energy absorbing technologies, aiming at reducing the impact energy.
  • Task 4.2 focuses on the global aircraft level and aims at providing an understanding of how unconventional aircraft can be treated during ditching scenarios and therefore understand the configurational effect on ditching. Apart from that also for conventional aircraft the results generated in WP2 (showing in detail how the structure is failing) will be used in order to analyse and propose design improvements to mitigate the damage scenarios observed.


      Image above is artist concept of one version of the blended wing body aircraft.

Blended Wing Body, Concept from NASA

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 724139.

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