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Aerospace Design Projects - Student designs

The course of Aerospace Design Project (APRI0004-1) aims at introducing students to the integrated design process of aircrafts. The subject is multi-disciplinary, each technical field being a sub-system interacting with all the others.
For more details about these projects or to get a copy of some reports, please contact L. Noels.

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2022-2023: Disaster Response Search and Identification Attritable Air Vehicle (Dr. SAAV)

Request for proposal

The objective is “ to design an air vehicle (or collection of vehicles) to find and identify victims in need of first responder help, potentially within a sea of other debris in less than ideal flight conditions. Initial entry into service (EIS) is expected to be 2028. Once victims are identified, the objective transitions to delivering life-saving drinking water and a communication radio to connect victims with those that can help. ”

Student final designs

Duckampus
  • RADAR (illustration), by Altin E., Bouyakhrichan N., Mervil W., Michiels S., Mulamba D., Sow O.., Spits A. and Tamburrini R.
  • BeLI, by Battle Mari L., Biz C., Dupont T., Gerard J., Page M., Pesesse J., Van Houte M. and Viseur L.
  • The Drop , by Azangue Dongmo E. P., Brach M., Colson L., Jacquet C., Laurent B., Linotte L., Muller F., Remacle C., Seret C.
  • LifeSAVR, by Ernotte G., Jacobs H., Martin A., Schyns L., Gimeno Miron G. M., Lacanne L., Ruwet E. and Shebli R.
  • PX9 by Adrian N., Bandera M., Bellon K., Clerfays A., Deneffe N., Ghysens F., Hubert M., Thomée C. and Vanherck N.


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2021-2022: Hybrid-Electric STOL Air Taxi Design - AIAA Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

The objective is “the design of a STOL Hybrid-Electric air taxi. The entry into service (EIS) is 2031 (10-years) for a STOL 4-seater with 300 nmi of range. The intent is to have energy storage to supplement takeoff, climb, go-around and emergencies via batteries and electric motors with a combustion engine providing additional power and/or direct propulsion for cruise to extend the range and recharge the batteries during cruise.”

Student final designs

Duckampus
  • HARPON (illustration), by Agnello H., Borbouse M., Caudron J., Dehareng S., Fontaine B., Stegen H., Vandyck A.
  • BlueBird, by Marchi S., Chaabani S., Lee H., Waltzing S., Kozak J., Puissant M., Heine J. and Delanghe P.
  • Col-Hybride, by Alves Cachapela M., Delvaux T., Dujardin N., Gaspar R., Giordano T., Majer R., Sezgin A. and Trifilò T.
  • Fry, by Dethier T., Dumont M., Vestraete R., Sandront A., Bourguignon A., Casagrande M. and Aslanci V.
  • Bumblebee, by De Block C., Bogucki D., Djokomakam L., Montuzet A. and Tcheugoue J. E.

"HARPON" was awarded the second place in the competition by the AIAA jury (AIAA, News ULiege).

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2020-2021: Modern Regional Jet Family - AIAA Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

The objective is to “develop new regional aircraft to satisfy the 50-seat portion of the market that meets the US domestic “Scope Clause” that has significantly better fuel burn and economics than existing options (Canadian Regional Jet (CRJ) and Embraer 145 first flew in the early 1990s)”.

Student final designs

Duckampus
  • MWET (illustration), by Bastin T., Beaulieu G., Brian G., Collard R., Jolis M., Orabi T., Ransy B., Willemot S., Winand, F. and Zeoli M.
  • New Horizon, by Alshikh Saleh A., Creme B., Dechamps P., Gramegna S., Henrottin K., Lassine A., Massaux N., Mathias M., Purpura R. and Rihon B.

"MWET" was awarded the third place in the competition by the AIAA jury (AIAA, News ULiege).

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2019-2020: General aviation trainer aircraft family - AIAA Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

The goal is to design an general aviation trainer aircraft family. The two aircraft should be designed to best serve the pilot training market for both career pilots and pleasure pilots.

Student final designs

Duckampus
  • Brol (illustration), by Bilocq A., Custinne F., Delatte H., Dubuc A., Fayt C., Laubacher M., Michaux B. and Thiry E.
  • AerohawX, by Chavet T., Dechamps A., Khateeb M., Orec P., Savli M., Swenen V., Teloi M., Tezel N., Vanderbeeken R..
  • Aristocrew, by Brabants C., Denis S., Evans D., Genot R., Joisten S., Lessuise A., Martin L., Quoirin V.
  • Bi-air, by Altemirov A., Gillet S., Jamotton G., Mafrica N., Messere L., Otte T., Pirard E., Renson B., Saint-Mard N.

"Brol" was awarded the second place in the competition by the AIAA jury (AIAA, News ULiege).

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2018-2019: E-VTOL Air Taxi - AIAA Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

The goal is to design an Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing [E-VTOL] Air Taxi capable of transporting four occupants.
The aircraft entry into service is planned for 2028, which gives some leeway on the various embedded technolgies. However, some restrictions apply concerning the batteries.
A typical mision should carry the four passangers over 60 statue miles at 1500 ft of altitude, while keeping a small extra reserve of energy.

Student final designs

Duckampus
  • Duckampus (illustration), by Cawez A., Collette A., Coteleer L., Crutzen G., Delvaux G., Lardinois F., Mahaudsen S., Ranuschio D.
  • Mistral, by Addarkaouitaarabt S., Bernier A., Chen Y., Compere H., Dore A., Fransolet M., Jumpertz R., Macchiaiolo L.
  • Exocet, by Amorosi A., Bolyn A., Delchambre L., Hanot T., Larbouillat A., Purnode M., Sollami N.
  • Beaut-e-ful Duckling, by Bastagne R., Corongiu C., Debay F., Mackels M, Maesen A., Naa X., Oleffe T., Rullière H.

"Duckampus" was awarded the second place and the "Mistral" the third place in the competition by the AIAA jury (AIAA).

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2017-2018: Military Trainer Jet - AIAA Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

This project focused on the design of an advanced pilot training aircraft with the selection of a commercial off-the-shelf engine to meet a list of performance requirements. This trainer will have the capability to train pilots in the skills they need to transition to operational aircraft (F-22/F-35).
As a trainer, it should carry two pilots (instructor and trainee). Moreover, it should be able to sutain high-g operations, refuel in air and perform air-to-air interections.
The typical mission should include a multiple cruise phases, a tanker rendezvous with a refuelling at a specific speed and altitude and air combat manoeuvers.

Student final designs

The Coyote
  • The Coyote (illustration), by Dubois R., Laurent T., Long Le Van B., Levaux N., Noiset G., Piret A., Scheffer A., Schmitz V.
  • TT trainer, by Ayala B., Bertrand Y., Colinet M., Dibartolomeo S., Garcia Mateas J., Harray J., Moulin P.
  • The Sparrowhawk, by Aumètre A., De Greef C., Jottrand F., Marx T., Luccese N., Rapallo V., Van Laeken L.

Awards

"The Coyote" was awarded the second place in the competition by the AIAA jury (AIAA, News ULiege).

 

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2016-2017: Business Jet Family - AIAA Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

The goal is to propose a light executive jet with a high cruise speed, a long range (US coast to coast range), a large comfort and an attractive price.
Two planes needed to be considered, one up to 6 passengers and one up to 8 passengers. The same general design should be used for both planes (at least 70% of components in common).
Of course, both planes should comply with regulations and be able to acheive a minmum range of 2500 nmi.

Student final designs

BusinessJet
  • Plane 1 (illustration), by Bouvier N., Esteves De Sousa N., Goffard G., Lafontaine P., Masrour K., Mockel B., Roulette B.
  • Madblocks, by Abeloos G., Budo A., Dandumont C., Kellens A., Leclere N., Magein C., Oger Q., Suleimanova L.
  • Plane 2, by Calozet D., Lempereur B., Longdoz E., Mercenier A., Remacle P., Schwind J-F, Tawfiq A., Trillet D.

Awards

The team Plane 1 design was awarded the second place in the competition by the AIAA jury (AIAA).

 

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2015-2016: GuardianEye and Flyox I - Industrial partnership

Request for proposal

This project was a collaboration with an industrial partner. The team of students were asked to review the current design of two aircrafts: Then they had to propose improvements, while keeping the general layout of the aircrafts. Finally they had to design the new versions and analyze their performances.

Student final designs

Flyox I
  • Guardian Eye, by Charbon C., Oliveira V., Plumacker F., Salbati R., Volvert M.
  • Guardian Eye, by Bailly G., Henrivaux B., Leeman A., Niessen S., Lopez Sahquillo J., De Almada Vieira F.
  • Guardian Eye, by Di Lorenzo I., Jimenez Rodriguez M., Fonsny V., Duijsens S., Liu Y.
  • Flyox I, by Domingues L., Falla R., Jossiaux J., Nachi G., Trillet P.
  • Flyox I, by Bayram G., Feres Molina L., Piette F., Schklar D., Tsoutzidis N.

 

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2014-2015: High Speed UAV - VKI Graduate Design Competition

Request for proposal

The goal was to present an original UAV design capable of reaching, in less than 15 minutes, a given target located at 150 km offshore, loiter over the target for 3 hours and then come back to the takeoff position in economic mode flight condition.
Different constraints were imposed regarding the payload and the maximal dimensions of the UAV (1 x 1.5 x 2 m).
The full proposal can be found on the VKI website.

Student final designs

Willy
  • Willy (illustration), by Brouwers G., Crovato A., Defise C., Freches T., Hotterbeex V., Reyes-Vermot S., Simikova V.
  • Iris, by Benmouna M., G√ľner H., Jeunehomme M., Lambert T., Moray A., Schlembach L., Umay M., Vanderlinden M.
  • The Vulture, by Bruwier A., Huveners J., Mees F., Ortiz S., Remy B., Reuland J, Roemans C.

Awards


 

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Master Students UAV

Several Master thesis of Second year of the Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering to go from the conceptual design to the detailed design of a UAV.
For more detail about this UAV or to get a copy of some theses, please contact L. Noels.

Complete project

The aim of this long-term project was to involve the students in all the steps of the design of a drone:

Project goals

The project was focusing on education and an in-depth study of each sub-sytem.
To that end, a generic mission was designed: the drone would be used to do 3D mapping in urban environment thanks to a stereoscopic camera as a payload.

Mission requirements

List of thesis

MasterUAV
  • Duquenne, M. (2010). Prédimensionnement d'un UAV..
  • Ligot, J. (2010). Prédimensionnement d'un UAV. Partie aérodynamique expérimentale & mécanique du vol.
  • Wautelet, G. (2010). Prédimensionnement d'un UAV. Partie aérodynamique & mécanique du vol.
  • Bizjak, E. (2010). Prédimensionnement d'un UAV. Partie payload.
  • Rebia, R. (2012). Pré-dimensionnement d'un UAV. Partie aérodynamique.
  • Vanden Branden, N. (2013). Développement et Construction d'un Drone. Etude Aérodynamique et Système de Commandes.
  • Ernst, N. (2013). Réalisation en composites de l'aile 'un drone et validation expérimentale du modèle numérique de dimensionnement.
  • Capizzi, V. (2013). Réalisation d'un drone : Etude détaillée de la structure du fuselage.
  • Courtejoie, A. (2014). Conception d'un drone : Avionique et système de commande embarqué.
  • Bastogne, A. (2014). Conception d'un drone : dimensionnement de l'empennage.
  • Leclere, J. (2014). Conception d'un drone : Modèle de mécanique du vol.
  • Van Hulle, R. (2014). Conception d'un drone : Réalisation et test d'un prototype du fuselage et son influence sur le système de propulsion.
  • Umay, M. (2015). Etude détaillée de l'empennage et mécanique du vol d'un drone.
  • Jeunehomme, M. (2015). Finalisation de l'aile d'un drone, amélioration de son modele FEM et confection de pièces en composite.
  • Reyes Vermot, S. (2015). Drone ULg. Optimisation du mécanisme des surfaces de controle, conception et fabrication des ailerons, mise en oeuvre du système électrique et de la télémétrie et faisabilité d'un parachute de récupération..
  • Rivas Brousse, D. (2015). Conception et analyse du système de proppulsion du drone LIBELULA.
  • Georgakopoulou, S. (2016). Final design stage of a UAV.


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E-mail: L.Noels @ ulg.ac.be; Address: University of Liège, CM3 B52, Allée de la découverte 9, B4000 Liège, Belgium