AFLoNext Project: Final conference 1 (part 1)

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Consortium of the project AFLoNext ("2nd Generation Active Wing“ – Active Flow- Loads & Noise control on next generation wing").
32 avenue de Friedland
F-75008 Paris

This project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013, under grant agreement n° 604013.

The draft programme is already available:

* Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) leading-edge assembly and integration to A320 Vertical Tail Plane (VTP).

* Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) - Flight Test (FT): Preparation, testing and first results.

* Design of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) wing demonstrator.

* Manufacture and testing of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) wing demonstrator.

* Overview of activities performed in the field of Active Flow Control (AFC) on airframe.


Dominika Behrendt
32, avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris
Phone: 0033 1 40 68 35 88

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Dominika Behrendt
32, avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris
Phone: 0033 1 40 68 35 88

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AFLoNext was a five-year project with the objective of proving and maturing highly promising flow control technologies for novel aircraft configurations to achieve a quantum leap in improving aircraft’s performance and reducing the environmental footprint. The project consortium was composed by forty European partners from fifteen countries.

The AFLoNext concept was based on six Technology Streams:
(1) Hybrid Laminar Flow technology applied on fin and wing for friction drag reduction.
(2) Flow control technologies applied on outer wing for performance increase.
(3) Technologies for local flow separation control applied in wing/pylon junction to improve the performance and loads situation mainly during take-off and landing.
(4) Technologies to control the flow conditions on wing trailing edges thereby improving the performance and loads situation in the whole operational domain.
(5) Technologies to mitigate airframe noise during landing generated on flap and undercarriage and through mutual interaction.
(6) Technologies to mitigate/control vibrations in the undercarriage area during take-off and landing.

AFLoNext aimed to prove the engineering feasibility of the HLFC technology for drag reduction on fin in flight test
and on wing by means of large scale testing as well as for vibrations mitigation technologies for reduced aircraft
weight and for noise mitigation technologies.

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