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Prof. Dr. Eike Stumpf
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2015 to 30.11.2019
EU contribution:
6.692.163,75 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636307.  


Flutter Free FLight Envelope eXpansion for ecOnomical Performance improvement


The FLEXOP project is about developing multidisciplinary aircraft design capabilities for Europe that will increase competitiveness with emerging markets -particularly in terms of aircraft development costs. A closer coupling of wing aeroelasticity and flight control systems in the design process opens new opportunities to explore previously unviable designs. Common methods and tools across the disciplines also provide a way to rapidly adapt existing designs into derivative aircraft, at a reduced technological risk (e.g. using control to solve a flutter problem discovered during development).


  • Magyar Tudományos Akadémia Számítástechnikai és Automatizálási Kutatóintézet, Hungary (Coordinator)
  • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany
  • Airbus Group Limited, United Kingdom
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Fischer Advanced Composite Components AG, Austria
  • INASCO Hellas Etaireia Efarmosmenon Aerodiastimikon Epistimon EE, Greece
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom