Engineering Research Field (Position 2)

Supervisors: Prof. Carsten Braun (FH Aachen), Prof. Pier Marzocca (RMIT) and Dr Graham Dorrington (RMIT)

Option 1 Design of FC-based Propulsion Systems for Aircraft

Project: This project is concerned with the development of a methodology for the design of fuel-cell (FC) based propulsion systems for propeller driven aircraft. This methodology requires the development of suitable single field models for propulsor, fuel cell and airframe aerodynamics and appropriate coupling procedures. High-fidelity simulation approaches and component tests will be performed for validation purposes. Use cases will be studied to demonstrate the capabilities of the methodology.

 

Option 2 Integration of FC Propulsion Systems in Aircraft

Project: In this project, aspects of the integration of fuel cell systems in aircraft are to be considered. For this purpose, technologies are to be investigated that allow the integration of the system components while taking into account environmental influences (vibrations, pressures, temperatures) and lightweight construction requirements. On the functional level, investigations will be necessary to enable functional integration while taking into account the safety standards in aviation.

 

Option 3 Integration of Batteries in All-Electric Aircraft

Project: In this project, methods and technologies are to be investigated that enable the integration of large battery systems in airframes. For this purpose, concepts, construction methods, and production methods have to be developed and assessed under consideration of lightweight design aspects, high safety standards and operational requirements. Solutions must take into account airframe loads, aeroelastic behaviour of the airframe, crash, thermal aspects, producibility, and maintainability.

 

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Reference

FH Aachen DC-2

Research Areas

Aerospace Engineering & Aviation, Applied Sciences

Research Host

FH Aachen University

PhD awarding institution/s

RMIT University in cooperation with FH Aachen University

RMIT University

Other Vacancies

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Tor Helge Aas (UiA) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Agder (UiA) & RMIT University

Supervisors

Prof. Mikko Pynnönen (LUT) and Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) Juha Kauppinen (Mikkeli Development, Miksei Ltd)

PhD awarding institution/s

Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology (LUT) & RMIT University

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains