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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schröder
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2020 to 31.05.2024
EU contribution:
5.000.000 Euro
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860103.  


Enabling optimized disruptive airframe-propulsion integration concepts


ENODISE is an enabler project aimed at reducing aircraft gaseous and noise emissions by improving the integration of the propulsion system with the airframe. Complex aerodynamic and acoustic engine-airframe interactions are involved, which must be better understood to yield the expected gains. ENODISE will investigate the main propulsion-airframe integration issues at low TRL and build a solid basis of knowledge and methods based on simplified but representative configurations, permitting to assess a variety of integration concepts.

ENODISE will investigate the existence of local/global integration optima via an innovative experimental methodology combined with reduced order modelling and machine learning strategies. Selected configurations will be simulated using methods ranging from low-CPU to high-fidelity. The low-CPU techniques will be employed to verify if the experimentally observed optima can be obtained numerically, and the high-fidelity methods will contribute to the detailed investigation of the aeroacoustic mechanisms in addition to permitting a fine-tuning of the low-cost methods. The work being carried out on relatively low-cost generic configurations, this project will permit spanning a broad parameter space and testing optimization-based robust design methods.

Finally, if the interactions between the flow and acoustic field of the propulsion system with the airframe can be detrimental to aerodynamic performance or noise, they also offer opportunities to explore novel flow and acoustic control strategies, not yet explored in combination with installation effects. ENODISE will implement advanced materials and shape modifications to mitigate the adverse installation effects observed during the first phase of the project. The last objective of this project is thus the inclusion of innovative flow and acoustic control technologies in the optimization loop in order to derive better integration designs with minimal detrimental installation effects.


  • Institut von Karman de Dynamique des Fluides, Belgium (Coordinator)
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • Gpu-Prime Ltd., United Kingdom
  • Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italy
  • University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Pipistrel Vertical Solutions d.o.o., podjetje za napredne letalske rešitve, Slovenia
  • Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
  • Siemens Industry Software NV, Belgium
  • École Centrale de Lyon, France
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany
  • Office national d’études et de recherches aérospatiales, France
  • Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium, Netherlands