A European Synergy for the Assessment of Wall Turbulence

Europe is seeking to reduce aircraft development and operating costs. To reach these objectives, the aeronautical industry will need improved CFD models based on a deeper understanding of the physics, acquired using the most advanced experimental and modelling methods. The WALLTURB project intends to make significant progress in the understanding and modelling of near-wall turbulence in boundary layers. It is the inner part of the boundary layer nearest the wall that is crucial in determining the skin friction drag and it is in this region that the present turbulence models are least reliable, most notably when the flow is close to separation or separated. A better understanding and modelling of this region is crucial.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS); Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales (ONERA); Association pour la Recherche et le Développement des Méthodes et Processus Industriels; Dassault Aviation S.A.; Technische Universität München (TUM); Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza'; Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI); Czestochowa University of Technology; Universidad Politécnica de Madrid; Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB; University of Surrey; and Airbus UK Ltd.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Strengthening Competitiveness

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Stanislas, Michel

  • Start Date: 20050400
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090400
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25675

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  • Accession Number: 01461580
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:48PM