Institut supérieur de l'aéronautique et de l'espace

The “Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace” (ISAE) was created in 2007 from the merger of the two prestigious French “Grandes Écoles d'Ingénieurs”, namely SUPAERO, founded 1909, and ENSICA, founded 1945. ISAE is today a worldwide reference in graduate and postgraduate education programs in aerospace engineering,providing high-level Graduate Programs such as the degree of "Ingénieur ISAE-SUPAERO", Master’s degrees, Postgraduate Specialized Masters, and PhD programs. These education programs are being developed in close synergy with the research conducted in ISAE's laboratories, combining both experimental and numerical scientific approaches, methods and tools.

The research strategy of ISAE is dedicated to scientific methods and tools for aerospace system design and qualification, and organized in five strategic axis : I.Aerospace systems performance & security ; II.Energetic efficiency for the environment & competitive development : III Earth system observation & space exploration ; IV.Resilient telecommunication networks & connected objects ; V.Data analysis & decision for complex aerospace systems. The scientific contributions of ISAE in the domain of engine and aircraft aerodynamics are developed along the first two strategic axis.

Over the last 20 years, the ISAE research teams have continuously worked in close partnership with either Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Aircraft Manufacturers or Systems and sub-systems manufacturers. Over that period, the academic environment and collaborative networks of ISAE have constantly evolved, with historical partners, and renewed federations or associations within the University of Toulouse (ICA, TéSA, Onera-ISAE-ENAC, GIS MicroUAV, etc.), at national level (ISAE Group, ECL, Ensma P', etc.) or in international collaborations (Stanford U., CalTech, GeorgiaTech, etc.). 

The collaboration of the Department for Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion (DAEP) in the FP7 projects E-BREAK and ENOVAL are another addition to this strong history in collaborative research with the main European high level research contributors.

Role in the project

The ULTIMATE team at the Department for Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion (DAEP) unites strong experience in turbomachinery and gas turbine components performance analysis in severe off-design operation. In ULTIMATE, ISAE leads WP3 “Advanced Integration and Propulsor Technologies”. The ISAE team will target Turbofan configurations, particularly the characterization and optimization of adaptive nacelle concepts, and the Open Rotor configuration, focusing on noise generation.

Personnel involved

Xavier Carbonneau,
Professor, coordinating the research activities carried out on Turbomachinery and Propulsion at the Aerodynamics, Energetics and Propulsion Department (DAEP) at ISAE since its creation in 2007. His research activities mainly concern the analysis of rotating flows focusing on single stage or complete integrated systems in severe off-design operation – all conducted in a theoretical, numerical and experimental frame. Additionally, he is managing two research programmes together with Airbus and one programme together with Liebherr Aerospace.

Nicolás García Rosa,
expert in performance modeling and flow and performance measurements in turbomachines.

Alejandro Martín Pleguezuelo,

research engineer and major contributor to ULTIMATE, focusing on engine performance modeling and system-level noise modeling.

Sébastien Duplaa,
expert in performance modeling and flow and performance measurements in turbomachines. Sébastien Duplaa is WP leader in E-BREAK and a major ENOVAL contributor.