THE RECOMPOSE PROJECT
How RECOMPOSE project came about ?
The RECOMPOSE project has its origins in the scientific and industrial perspectives identified during the STEADIEST project (partially funded by CleanSky2).
Our goal is to improve the maturity of the developed technologies – on new business cases – it has been fostered by the CORAC, in line with its helicopter roadmap. NEXTEAM GROUP, alongside Airbus Helicopters, which proposed a case study and provided support, then applied for the 2020 recovery plan before being selected to lead this project in collaboration with two partners.
NEXTEAM GROUP is now investing in RECOMPOSE, with the ambition of moving the technology forward in aeronautics, to affirm its position as a supplier of dynamic assemblies.
What is Recompose project ?
This project, backed by CORAC and funded by the DGAC, aims to increase the competitiveness of helicopters while reducing their CO2 emissions.
The partners are proposing modernised power transmission solutions to reduce the product’s weight, cost and operating costs by at least 25%. In addition, many scientific issues, such as the digital twin, are defined and will be studied within the framework of this project to shorten the development lead time inherent to the aeronautics industry.
In the continuity of the STEADIEST project, NEXTEAM GROUP will rely on :
- Its designers and calculators to define and size the product
- Its engineers and test means to demonstrate the product’s performance experimentally
- Its patents, production facilities and certifications to manufacture and deliver a drive line for flight testing
The main issues at stake are:
- Rationalize the architecture of the rear power transmission of a helicopter to achieve substantial gains in terms of weight and cost.
- Demonstrate and produce a complete and representative rear power transmission demonstrator for integration and testing on a helicopter.
- To draw up a clear assessment of the technological opportunities that can be transposed to other applications in the aeronautical and space field.
The consortium : 3 partners
NEXTEAM GROUP is the project coordinator and will be in charge of the general definition of the composite drive line, the processes and the link components. This project involves 10 employees in the design and production departments.
CT Ingénierie will develop production processes and structural health monitoring systems.
AMVALOR will carry out vibration studies and experiments on the dynamic assemblies as well as impact studies of the digital twin.