Development of a new comprehensive simulation tool for helicopter design – The CORAL consortium

Designing a new helicopter is a very complex task that demands the collaboration of many disciplines of aerospace engineering. Nowadays, noise impact has also become crucial as restrictive environmental noise impact certification issues are being enforced by the certification authorities to the manufacturers. This project will be concerned with the integration of all these disciplines into a single computational simulation tool to predict a new helicopter performance. The project will be carried out in collaboration with international partners. A new consortium named CORAL (Comprehensive Rotorcraft Analyses Lab) was formed. CORAL will involve international partners in Germany, Italy, Greece and Canada under the coordination and financial support of Kopter Germany GmbH – the R&D responsible body of the Kopter Group based in Switzerland and an emerging helicopter manufacturer. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Fred Nitzsche


Mohammad Rafiee


Kopter Germany GmbH


Aerospace studies


Aerospace and defense




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