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Low-Noise Design of Medium-Range Aircraft for Energy Efficient Aviation

Domogalla, Vincent and Bertsch, Lothar and Plohr, Martin and Stumpf, Eike and Spakovsky, Zoltán (2022) Low-Noise Design of Medium-Range Aircraft for Energy Efficient Aviation. Aerospace, 9 (1), pp. 1-29. Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI). doi: 10.3390/aerospace9010003. ISSN 2226-4310.

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Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2226-4310/9/1/3


Promising low-noise aircraft architectures have been identified over the last few years at DLR. A set of DLR aircraft concepts was selected for further assessment in the context of sustainable and energy-efficient aviation and was established at the TU Braunschweig in 2019, the Cluster of Excellence for Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation (SE2A). Specific Top-Level aircraft requirements were defined by the cluster and the selected DLR aircraft designs were improved with focus on aircraft noise, emissions, and contrail generation. The presented paper specifically addresses the reduction of aviation noise with focus on noise shielding and modifications to the flight performance. This article presents the state of the art of the simulation process at DLR and demonstrates that the novel aircraft concepts can reduce the noise impact by up to 50% in terms of sound exposure level isocontour area while reducing the fuel burn by 6%, respective to a conventional aircraft for the same mission. The study shows that a tube-wing architecture with a top-mounted, forward-swept wing and low fan pressure ratio propulsors installed above the fuselage at the wing junction can yield significant noise shielding at improved low-speed performance and reduce critical fuel burn and emissions.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/148202/
Document Type:Article
Title:Low-Noise Design of Medium-Range Aircraft for Energy Efficient Aviation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Bertsch, LotharUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2780-2858UNSPECIFIED
Plohr, MartinUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-6165-0838UNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2022
Journal or Publication Title:Aerospace
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-29
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Series Name:Aircraft Noise
Keywords:low-noise aircraft design, center of excellence, Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Aviation (SE2A), forward swept wing, PANAM; PrADO, RCE
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AI - Air Transportation and Impact
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Air Transport Operations and Impact Assessment
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Göttingen , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Helicopter, GO
Institute of Propulsion Technology > Engine
Deposited By: Carter, Beatrice
Deposited On:21 Jan 2022 17:32
Last Modified:27 Jan 2022 10:32

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