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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schröder
Prof. Dr. Egbert Figgemeier
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.04.2016 to 30.06.2019
EU contribution:
1.799.810 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 688971.  


Innovative Methodologies and technologies for reducing Aircraft noise Generation and Emission


The proposed project, IMAGE, is relevant to Topic MG-1.10-2015, aiming to enhance the EU-China collaborative effort focusing on “Innovative methods and numerical technologies for airframe and engine noise reduction”. The project consortium consists of 12 partners.The purpose of IMAGE is to investigate experimentally and numerically innovative airframe and engine noise-reduction technologies and, in a systematic conjunction, to develop robust methodologies of addressing these technologies. Airframe noise is addressed by tackling landing gears and high-lift devices, and engine noise through its fan component. Fundamental investigations of three key control strategies are carried out: plasma actuation, turbulence screens and innovative porous materials, on a platform of three configurations, relevant to airframe and aero-engine noise generation and control, including a wing mock-up, tandem cylinder and engine-fan duct. Beyond this, IMAGE explores further the installation effect of aeroacoustic engine-jet/wing interaction with a simplified configuration, as well as low-noise concepts and optimal noise-actuation methods by means of aeroacoustic optimization.


  • Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola AB, Sweden (Coordinator)
  • CFD Software – Entwicklungs- und Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany
  • Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria, Spain
  • Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan, Sweden
  • Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium, Netherlands
  • Numerical Mechanics Applications International SA, Belgium
  • Office national d'études et de recherches aérospatiales, France
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Institut von Karman de Dynamique des Fluides, Belgium
  • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany