project . 2018 - 2021 . Closed

CHOPIN

Coatings with Hydrophobic and/or Omniphobic Properties against INsect contamination.
Open Access mandate for Publications and Research Data European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 785484 Call for proposal: H2020-CS2-CFP06-2017-01
  • Funded under: H2020 | CS2-IA Overall Budget: 1,529,890 EURFunder Contribution: 1,499,270 EUR
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Mar 2018
    End Date
    30 Nov 2021
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
The aircraft industry has long been concerned with the increase of drag impacting directly the fuel consumption of airplanes. Different researches have shown that the insect sticking causes a surface roughness disrupting the laminar flow. Several methods have been used to solve the problem and the most important parameter playing a role in the reduction of insect adhesion on aircraft wings is the surface energy. Indeed, during the last 60 years different modifications of the wing leading edges such as elastic surfaces, soluble films or fluid covers have been proposed. The use of coatings to mitigate the insect contamination shows great potential but critical iss...
Description
The aircraft industry has long been concerned with the increase of drag impacting directly the fuel consumption of airplanes. Different researches have shown that the insect sticking causes a surface roughness disrupting the laminar flow. Several methods have been used to solve the problem and the most important parameter playing a role in the reduction of insect adhesion on aircraft wings is the surface energy. Indeed, during the last 60 years different modifications of the wing leading edges such as elastic surfaces, soluble films or fluid covers have been proposed. The use of coatings to mitigate the insect contamination shows great potential but critical iss...
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