Regulate the environmental impact of supersonic civil aviation
Title of the research project
MOREandLESS - MDO and REgulations for Low-boom and Environmentally Sustainable Supersonic aviation
Aerospace, Emissions, Climate Impact, Citizen protection
MOREandLESS will assess the environmental sustainability of future supersonic civil transport aircraft through a holistic approach.
Description of the research project
The need of developing a faster and safer, but also more sustainable civil aviation system challenges aerospace industries to design a new generation of supersonic aircraft. The objective of the project is to contribute to define, in Europe and together with a larger international community, new standards for supersonic aviation that is expected to be environmentally sustainable, for what concerns noise, pollutant and greenhouse gases emissions, and to guarantee a high-level protection of citizens.
A multidisciplinary analysis will include aerodynamics, propulsion systems, emissions and climate impact sciences, with the aim of developing guidelines for the European Union and the international community, represented in the project by two American collaborators (Boom Technology and Boeing). The project will dialogue with European Union and international regulatory bodies. The study will advance further low environmental impact high-speed aircraft concepts in Europe (Stratofly project). New types of fuel such as biofuel and liquid hydrogen will be tested. New generations of students, scientists, engineers will be involved in the project, thus contributing to train professionals with the competence needed to design the future environmentally sustainable supersonic aviation.
Impact on society
The project will contribute to maintain a high environmental protection level, comparable to the standards guaranteed by the future subsonic aviation, while developing supersonic civil aviation, for what concerns climate change, air quality and noise.
MOREandLESS gathers competences of Universities, Research Centers, Industries, Small and Medium Enterprises, Associations, to conceive standards and regulations useful for regulatory bodies, policy makers and civil aviation sector industries.
Working group @Polito
Nicole Viola, Associate professor, Prohject coordinator
Roberta Fusaro, Researcher
Davide Ferretto, Postdoc
Oscar Gori, PhD student
Luca De Giorgi, Postdoc
National and International partners
Boom Technology, United States of America
The Boeing Company, United States of America
Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali, Italy
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Germany
ECATS International Association AISBL, Belgium
ENVISA SAS, France
Fundación de Ingeniería Civil de Galicia, Spain
Institutul National De Cercetare-Dezvoltare Aerospatiala “Elie Carafoli”, Romania
Institut Franco-Allemand De Recherches de Saint Louis (ISL) France/Germany
Institut Von Karman de Dynamique des Fluides, Belgium
Lunds Universitet (LUND) Sweden
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) The Netherlands
Technische Universität Hamburg (TUHH) Germany
MOREandLESS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No.101006856
- Budget: 5.000.000 euro
- Start date: 1/01/2021
- End date: 31/01/2024