Research

Our participation and contribution in national and international research projects is crucial in furthering our knowledge beyond what our partners expect from us.

The development of clean technologies is a huge challenge for the automotive and aerospace industry, but also in the energy sector. Within the Eurpean aerospace industry, very challenging goals to be reached by 2050 have been defined - including reduced CO2 emissions by 75 %, reduced NOx emissions by 90 % and reduced perceived external noise by 65 %.

To reach these goals, future aircraft will incorporate even more lightweight materials, adaptive wing configurations, and open rotor jet engines that use counter-rotating propellers to save fuel. It will be a significant challenge to reach future aerodynamic, acoustic and structural requirements in the aerospace industry. At Creo Dynamics, we love challenges.


Goal

We have an active interest in participating in European research programs, where there is a good match between Creo Dynamics' core competence and research needs.  We believe that by doing so, we will be a strong partner for product-developing companies around Europe in the future.

Being an SME (Small-Medium Enterprise), we see great opportunities for organic growth and in attracting the most prominent researchers in Europe. In our research projects, we also engage young prominent students and challenge them with interesting and inspiring thesis work.







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Creo research programs

LOCOMACHS (EU FP7)

The LOCOMACHS project, an FP7-level 2 EU project within the aerospace industry, is focusing on significantly reducing or totally eliminating the most time-consuming, and hence expensive, non-added value operations during the airframe assembly process.

Creo Dynamics will contribute to the project with the development of an Acousto-Ultrasonic technique for rational nondestructive testing (NDT) of complex composite components.

EU LOCOMACHS (external link)

HOSTEL (EU FP7)

Creo Dynamics is the coordinator of this research project that aims at integrating an acoustic absorber (liner) into the turbine exit casing structure of an aircraft engine. Today, acoustic liners are positioned in cold regions of a jet engine, such as the intake, but these do not perform well in hot regions. This new type of perforate liner will enable the use of acoustic absorbers also in hot regions of the engine, thereby strongly reducing noise radiation from the core duct ("hot stream").

EU HOSTEL (external link)

ECO2 (Vinnova)

The ECO2-project (Ecology and Economy) focuses on research within vehicle design to target environmentally friendly and economically competitive rail and road vehicles in a sustainable transport system.

Creo Dynamics is involved through active flow control simulations with the target of reducing drag and improving crosswind sensitivity of passenger cars, semi-trailer trucks and trains.

KTH ECO2 (external link)

NFFP5 (Vinnova)

The Fifth Framework for Aviation Research in Sweden is a large multi-disciplinary program aiming at furthering knowledge in aviation in Sweden to strenghten the nation's competitiveness in the area and provide benefits for society.

Creo Dynamics is developing methods for improved description of aeroacoustic sources and the coupling to the prediction of structural loads. This is important to, among other things, be able to better predict acoustic fatigue in airframes.

Vinnova NFFP5 (external link)

Grön Flygteknisk Demonstration (Vinnova)

"Demonstration of green aircraft technology" aims at introducing environmentally friendly technology more quickly in the aircraft industry. Creo's contribution is in simulation technology for structural health monitoring in large-scale composite aircraft structures.

Vinnova GFD (external link)

Forska & Väx (Vinnova)

This program aims at aiding SMEs with innovative ideas in performing research with the target of company growth.

Creo Dynamics is developing a novel active flow control system concept for semi-trailer trucks, with the goal of performing an on-road demonstration of the technology in 2014.

Vinnova F&V (external link)