FH Aachen DC-2: Engineering Research Field

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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FH Aachen DC-2

Research Areas

Aerospace Engineering & Aviation, Applied Sciences, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering

Research Host

FH Aachen University

PhD awarding institution/s

RMIT University in cooperation with FH Aachen University

Location

Germany

Status

Closed Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

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