Green Flight & Sustainable Aviation
The efficiency of movement of a body through a fluid (liquids and gases) is improved by the smoothness of the external surfaces of the body. Conversely the presence and exposure of roughness, imperfections, gaps and steps on the external surfaces of the body impairs efficiency.
As such, the ALFA Seal project is concerned with reconciling the ambitions of efficient laminar flow for aircraft wing assemblies with the realities of mechanical fit.
Aircraft images courtesy of Airbus Media
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Focusing on ‘Sustainable Aviation and Future Technologies’, the conference received keynote speeches from Sir Stephen Hillier, Chair, CAA, and Katherine Bennett CBE, Chief Executive at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The conference addressed... READ MORE
Representatives from the ALFA Seal Consortium, comprising Jigsaw Structures and City, University of London as the industrial and academic partners respectively, together with the Innovate UK Monitoring Officer, the NATEP Technology Manager and... READ MORE