Dr.ir. R. (Roelof) Vos

Dr.ir. R. (Roelof) Vos

Profiel

Prijzen

  • IMECHE Kenneth Harris James Prize (2014) 
  • SAGE Best Paper Prize (2014)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2014)
  • AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Award (2014)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2013)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2012)
  • Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics (2007)
  • Wallace S. Strobel Scholarship (2006 - 2007)
  • Goldsmith Graduate Research Fellowship / Goldsmith Graduate Tuition Scholarship (2006 - 2008)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (2006)
  • Pegasus/AIAA European Student Conference (2006)
  • VSBfonds Grant (2005)
  • Universiteitstfonds Delft (UfD), Best Aerospace Graduate 2004/2005 Award (2005)

Projecten

Flying V Flight Control (2023-2027)

  • Funding agency: NWO, TTW under the Open Technology Program
  • Title: Flying V Flight Control
  • Consortium: TUD/FPP, TUD/C&S, ADSE, Calspan, DLR, NLR, KLM, EASA, Airbus
  • Funding for TUD: 877k€
  • Role: PI
  • Tasks: Manage project and responsible for developing scaling laws for the Flying V

The Smart Flying-V (2021-2025)

  • Funding mechanism: internal funding from Faculty of Aerospace Engineering
  • Title: The Smart Flying-V
  • Consortium: Faculty of Aerospace Engineering (AWEP/FPP, ASM/ASCM and ASM/SIC)
  • Funding for TUD: 1.060M€
  • Role: Co-PI
  • Tasks: Structural design and assessment of Flying-V and Smart-X technology integration in scaled flight testing article.

ARENA - (A)i(R)borne (EN)ergy H(A)rvesting (2020-2024)

  • Funding mechanism: Funding agency: NWO, TTW under the Open Technology Program
  • Title: Waste Heat Recovery Systems for More Electric Aircraft
  • Consortium: TUD/FPP, Aeronamic, Airbus, SAFRAN, MTU, AKG
  • Funding for TUD: 1.3M€
  • Role: Co-PI
  • Tasks: Assessment of a new waste-heat recovery technology on aircraft performance metrics.

GLOWOPT Global Warming Optimized Aircraft Design (2019-2022)

  • Funding mechanism: CleanSky II Thematic Topic
  • Title: Global Warming Optimized Aircraft Design
  • Consortium: AE/FPP, AE/ANCE, TUHH
  • Funding for TUD: 580k€ (290k€ for FPP)
  • Role: PI
  • Tasks: Numerical investigation to conceive a subsonic transport aircraft for minimum global-warming impact and to assess its flight performance.

Flying V (2019-2020)

  • Funding mechanism: direct funding from KLM
  • Title: KLM en TU Delft als gewezen en toekomstig luchtvaartpioniers
  • Consortium: TUD/AE/AWEP/FPP, TUD/IDE
  • Funding: 655k€ (435k€ for FPP)
  • Role: PI
  • Tasks: Experimental assessment on a new aircraft configuration through scaled flight testing; program management; dissemination of results

MANTA (2016-2023)

  • Cleansky II project. Funding provided by the Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Title: Next Generation Movables for High Speed Aircraft
  • Funding for TUD: 886k€
  • Role: principal investigator for TUD
  • Tasks: Assessment of three new technologies on aircraft level, design of an adaptive air inlet

NOVAIR (2016-2023)

  • Cleansky II project. Funding provided by the Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Title: Novel Aircraft Configurations and Scaled Flight Testing Instrumentation
  • Total funding: 2.19M€
  • Role: co-investigator for TUD
  • Tasks: Design and analysis of hybrid-electric aircraft configuration

IRON (2016-2023)

  • Cleansky II project. Funding provided by the Joint Undertaking of the European Commission
  • Title: Innovative Turboprop Configuration
  • Funding: 290k€
  • Role: principal investigator for TUD
  • Tasks: Aerodynamic analysis and design of wing and empennage

Expertise

"How can we make aviation truly sustainable? What technologies are needed to drastically reduce the climate impact of aviation? And what is the impact of these technologies on aircraft performance in the broadest sense of the word? Those are the type of questions that I try to answer together with my co-workers. I have specialized in the holistic assessment of new aviation technologies and aircraft configurations.  Since 2016, I have been the project lead for the Flying V, a new airplane configuration for long-haul travel. To support the holistic assessment of new aviation technologies, we have developed the Aircraft Design Initiator, an automated aircraft synthesis program that is used within numerous externally-funded projects. Technologies that we have recently studied with this program include: hybrid-electric propulsion systems, maneuver-load alleviation through wing movables, and  hydrogen-fueled aircraft. With all of our efforts, we strive to make aviation sustainable from an environmental, economical and energy point-of view"

Biografie

Dr. ir. Roelof Vos is Associate Professor at the Aerospace Engineering Faculty of Delft University of Technology. His research is focused on new airplane configurations and technologies to enable true sustainable aviation. Amongst others, he is the lead for the  Flying V project that is performed at TU Delft in collaboration with industrial partners. Vos has published 28 articles in peer-reviewed journals about his research and has published over 80 conference papers. He has worked on various projects funded by the European Commission, the Dutch Research Council (NWO), and through public-private partnerships. He teaches courses on Aircraft Design and Aerodynamic Design as well as professional courses on   Aerodynamic Design of Commercial Airplanes. He is author of the textbook " Introduction to Transonic Aerodynamics." Vos is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical committee. He holds a BSc (2004)  and Msc (2005) degree in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology and a PhD degree from the University of Kansas (2009) under sponsorship of the Fulbright Program.

Prijzen

  • 2023 AIAA Aircraft Design Best Paper Award
  • 2022 AIAA Aircraft Design Best Paper Award
  • AIAA Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Award (2021)
  • AIAA Associate Fellow (Class of 2019)
  • 2018 Aircraft Design Best Paper Award
  • IMECHE Kenneth Harris James Prize (2015)
  • AIAA Undergraduate Team  Aircraft Design Competition Award (2015)
  • AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Award (2015)
  • SAGE Best Paper Prize (2014)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2014)
  • AIAA Graduate Team Aircraft Design Competition Award (2014)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2013)
  • AIAA Undergraduate  Individual Aircraft Design Competition Award (2012)
  • Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Aeronautics (2007)
  • Wallace S. Strobel Scholarship (2006 - 2007)
  • Goldsmith Graduate Research Fellowship / Goldsmith Graduate Tuition Scholarship (2006 - 2008)
  • Fulbright Fellowship (2006)
  • Pegasus/AIAA European Student Conference (2006)
  • VSBfonds Grant (2005)
  • Universiteitstfonds Delft (UfD), Best Aerospace Graduate 2004/2005 Award (2005)

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  • 2019-12-17

    NWO Open Technology Program Grant

    Prof. Colonna, voorzitter van de onderzoeksgroep Propulsion and Power, en zijn collega’s Dr. De Servi, Dr. Pini en Dr. Vos hebben een NWO Open Technology Program Grant van € 1.300.000 ontvangen voor het onderzoeksproject "Waste Heat Recovery Systems for More Electric Aircraft". Het doel van dit programma is het ontwikkelen van een baanbrekende technologie voor de terugwinning van restwarmte die de brandstofefficiëntie van vliegtuigen sterk zal verhogen, namelijk ultralichte organic Rankine cycle (ORC) power systems.

    Twee toepassingen maken deel uit van het onderzoek. Een kan eerder op de markt worden gebracht, namelijk een auxiliary power unit (APU) op basis van gasturbines met ORC-restwarmte-terugwinning die alle benodigde elektrische energie tijdens de vlucht levert met een zeer hoog rendement. Voor de wat verdere toekomst wordt gekeken naar turbofanmotor met gecombineerde cyclus. Het team zal nieuwe stroom- en motorconfiguraties bestuderen die radicaal nieuwe ontwerpen voor zowel turbomachinerie als warmtewisselaarcomponenten toepassen.

  • 2019-1-9

    AIAA Associate Fellow

    “Associate Fellows” shall be persons who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.” [AIAA Constitution 3.2]
    AIAA SCITECH

  • 2018-9-6

    Class of 2019 Associate Fellows

    Each year, current AIAA Associate Fellows recognize the hard work, commitment, and innovative spirit of their colleagues and make them one of their own," said Dan Dumbacher, AIAA executive director. "AIAA Associate Fellows, as a group, are committed to pushing boundaries and testing new theories, resulting in the best ideas that can help transform aerospace across industry, academia, and government."

  • 2018-6-26

    2017/2018 AIAA Aircraft Design Best Paper Award

    Awarded to the best aircraft design paper presented at AVIATION 2017 and SCITECH 2018. Voted by the 47 members of the AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee based on originality, technical rigor, and quality of communication.
    18th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference, 2018

  • 2015-11-10

    IMECHE Kenneth Harris James Prize

    A prize to be awarded for the best paper on an aerospace subject published by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the previous year or for a contribution or for achievement in that field. For “Conceptual design and analysis of blended-wing-body aircraft” by Jorrit van Dommelen & Roelof Vos

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