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With increased knowledge of turbulent airflows, airplane designs could become safer, more resilient, and ultimately more fuel efficient. Now, researchers at Caltech and Harvard have developed a way to use machine learning to further improve the design process.

Improving Aircraft Design with Machine Learning and a More Efficient Model of Turbulent Airflows

DLR supports new test flight programme by Airbus and its subsidiary Airbus UpNext for CO2-emission-free flight. The 'Blue Condor' project investigates the effects of contrails from hydrogen engines.

Analysing the contrails of the future

The most suitable repair techniques are heavily dependent on the details of the structure because composites excel at being tailored to meet very specific needs, there are few “universal” materials and methods that can be used to achieve successful results.

What Engineer Need to Consider When Conducting Composites Repair

The initial project for the digitalised development of control surfaces for future aircraft wings has now been successfully completed at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Virtual Product House (VPH).

Developing new aircraft faster with digitalisation

In this article, the focus is on understanding the key steps in designing structural composites with examples of aerospace components; i.e. wing and fuselage.

Basic Concepts of Structural Composites Design

An air-breathing jet engine (turbofan) is widely used in aircraft propulsion. AFP systems are used for making the fan blades and containment casing for these jet engines. Here step by step process of making a jet engine blade via the AFP process is explained.

How to Produce a Jet Engine Blade via Automated Fiber Placement (AFP)?

How the 5G rollout grounded hundreds of flights—and how to fix it

Can 5G Really Bring Down an Airplane?

Together with Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Bauhaus Luftfahrt e.V., DLR has investigated the overall system of a hybrid-electric short-haul aircraft for up to 100 passengers.

Hybrid-electric propulsion systems enable more climate-friendly air transport

Composite metal foam (CMF) consists of metallic bubbles filled with air. These bubbles are then embedded within a metal matrix, like steel, aluminum or other metallic alloys.

Composite Metal Foam on Its Way to Influencing Market

Cambridge engineers will build a Digital Twin of UK airspace and a related machine learning system that collaborates with humans, as part of a business-led research project announced in support of the government’s UK Innovation Strategy.

Harnessing the power of science and engineering to develop an AI system for air traffic control

Testing experimental aircraft wing designs has historically been a difficult task. Models must first be built — usually from metal, fiberglass and wood — then evaluated in a wind tunnel and, finally, iterated, making the endeavor both costly and time-consuming.

3D Printing Could be the Key to Building Better Aircraft

In this episode, we talk about how MIT engineers have proven a way to detect the presence of origin for cancer cells in pee using nanoparticles, the robotic neck brace developed by Columbia University researchers, and a novel method to reduce the noise generated by airplanes during landing.

Podcast: Detecting Cancer In Pee, Robotic Neck Brace, Quieter Airplanes

Having a home near a busy airport certainly has its perks. It is close to many establishments and alleviates the problem of wading through endless traffic to catch flights. But it does come at a cost — tolerating the jarring sounds of commercial airplanes during landing and takeoff.

Shape-memory alloys might help airplanes land without a peep

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) together with Lufthansa Technik, the Center for Applied Aeronautical Research (ZAL) and Hamburg Airport will design and test extensive maintenance and ground processes for dealing with hydrogen technologies.

Testing maintenance and ground processes for future aircraft generations

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