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Research

Simulation of ice and hail

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Hail can lead to extensive damage on primary structures of aircrafts. In the framework of the EU project Clean Sky 2, Fraunhofer EMI has analyzed the modelling of ice impactors from an experimental and numerical perspective.

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Additive manufacturing for lightweight, robust and sustainable aircraft components

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The sustainable use of resources and consistent or even increased safety are the main objectives in the eco efficient, safe, and sustainable aviation of the future.

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Dynamic crack propagation

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Der Hopkinson Bar am Fraunhofer EMI.

At Fraunhofer EMI, a novel experimental setup for measuring fracture mechanical parameters under dynamic loading using the Hopkinson Bar has been developed. Thus, significant contributions to the safety of new generations of airplanes can be made.  

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Clean Sky 2

Funded by Clean Sky 2.

Aviation is supposed to generate lower emissions, be more fuel-efficient and more friendly to the environment – this is the goal of leading aviation enterprises and research institutions within the EU Project “Clean Sky”. Clean Sky wants to develop technologies which decisively contribute to more environmentally compatible aircraft and lower-emission air traffic.

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Fraunhofer EMI conducts bird-strike simulations for “Racer“, the new high-speed helicopter by Airbus Helicopters

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For the new high-speed helicopter “Racer” by Airbus Helicopters, Fraunhofer EMI conducted analyses to calculate the required material thicknesses to ensure bird-strike-resistant structures.

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