Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft Und Raumfahrt EV, FORSCHUNG (GERMANY)

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DLR’s activities in HERA include thermal management and the interface to the digital twin, the design and sizing of the configuration, the development of a high-fidelity MDO framework and its demonstration for the HERA use case, the further development and use of simulation methods for health grade assessment and continued airworthiness, high-fidelity CFD simulations of the wind tunnel configuration, further development of propeller noise prediction methods for preliminary design evaluation on aircraft level, the implementation of flutter tool based on a next-generation CFD code, and the use of a mission performance calculator.