Dr.ir. R. De Breuker

Dr.ir. R. De Breuker

Research profile

Biography

Professional activities

July 2017 - Present: Associate Professor in Smart and Aeroelastic Structures, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

October 2016 - February 2017: Guest Professor, Airbus Group Innovations, Aeromechanic Systems, Ottobrunn, Germany.

October 2011 - June 2017: Assistant Professor in Smart and Aeroelastic Structures, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

September 2007 - October 2007: Guest Researcher, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA.

April 2006 - May 2006: Guest Researcher, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA.

April 2005 - September 2011: Associate Researcher, Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

Education

August 2011, Delft University of Technology, Ph.D. in Aeroelasticity.

December 2004, Delft University of Technology, MSc cum laude in Aerospace Engineering.



Expertise

My research expertise is focussed on three main areas:

  1. Development of innovative aircraft and wing concepts for future generation transport systems.
  2. Development of design methodologies for future generation transport systems.
  3. Wind tunnel and scaled flight testing of innovative concepts for proof of concept and design software validation.

Projects

On-going

  1. SABRE (H2020): Shape Adaptive Blades for Rotorcraft Efficiency
    Development of morphing concepts for helicopter blades
    since June 2017
  2. MANTA (CleanSky2 (H2020)): Next generation movables for high-speed aircraft
    Development of aeroelastic methods including control surface effects
    since January 2017
  3. ReLOAD (CfP under CleanSky 2 (H2020))
    Development of novel active loads alleviation devices
    since December 2015
  4. AGILE (H2020)
    Including aeroelasticity in MDO level 1 optimisation
    since June 2015
  5. FLEXOP (H2020)
    Design, test flying and scale-up of an aircraft with aeroelastically tailored wings
    since June 2015
Finished projects

  1. Innwind.EU (FP7)
    Design and demonstration of grid-stiffened blades for large offshore wind turbines
    November 2012 – October 2017
  2. SFWA (Clean Sky (FP7))
    Development of design methods for passive loads alleviation
    January 2013 -  December 2014
  3. AMEDEO (Marie Curie (FP7))
    Development of multi-fidelity methods for aeroelastic design
    October 2012 - September 2016
  4. CHANGE (FP7)
    Development of aeroelastic design methods for morphing aircraft
    August 2012 – December 2015
  5. FLOW (Dutch national funding, MEZ)
    Development of concurrent control and structural design of vertical axis wind turbines
    October 2011 - September 2015
  6. FLOW (Dutch national funding, MEZ)
    Active loads alleviation methods for smart turbines
    October 2011 - September 2015
  7. LeaTop (CfP under Clean Sky (FP7))
    Design and testing of a morphing leading edge
    September 2011 - January 2013

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