Interdisciplinary research at Bauhaus Luftfahrt
Fundamental technologies, trends, changing interests of key stakeholders, and future driving forces are often accompanied by large uncertainties and unknowns in the long-term development. Thus, the combination of multiple disciplines is mandatory to design feasible and solid concepts and solutions for the long-term future of aviation. This interdisciplinary work is a key element of Bauhaus Luftfahrt´s research activities and is concentrated within distinctive research focus areas: Projects and research tasks are always elaborated in heterogeneous teams of experts from various competence areas.
Systems & Aircraft Technologies
Research in aircraft systems and their technological potentials is the focus of the “Systems and Aircraft Technologies” research focus area. Experts from different disciplines collaborate together to target aircraft efficiency improvements, to develop new aircraft design approaches, and to reduce emissions. The emissions cover environmentally relevant exhausts, which are closely linked to aircraft fuel consumption, as well as noise impacts. The aircraft systems themselves are also actively researched and architectural alternatives are modelled, including sensitivities to the changes introduced by unconventional aspects. Important results for improved propulsion-airframe integration and integrated concepts for hybrid propulsion systems could be shown.