Structure of the Project

AEROVIAV project is composed of three main partners and also three cooperative staff which will carry out its activities within de project development during almost two years, since its kick off in April 2013.

Foresa, leader of the project, ACCIONA and Metalúrgica Cuevas form the central axis of AEROVIAV, which is supported by the know-how and experience of this three entities in research filed, such as the Instituto Tecnológico de Energías Renovables, ITER, the Vigo University and the Santiago de Compostela University. All together will address in a correct way the study here commended to assure the compliance of the project aims,resulting in an optimum level of development of the two solutions initially considered, carrying out the following tasks:

  1. Study of current problem and definition of solutions requirements
    1. Flying ballat background and existingcorrective solutions
    2. Definition of requirements of new solutions
      1. Requirements definition of physical solution
      2. Requirements definition of chemical solution
    3. Existing standars and trials for solutions validation
  2. Characterization of new solutions
    1. Characterization of physical solution
      1. Material selection for physical solution manufacture
      2. Selection of physical solution optimal manufacturing processes
      3. Selection of physical solution anchorage systems
    2. Characterization of chemical solution
      1. Selection and characterization of the chemical solution
      2. Selection of manufacturing processes
      3. Selection and design of the mechanisms of application
  3. Assessment and development of preliminary designs of solutions
    1. Preliminary laboratory tests
    2. Simulation of ballast performance under designed solutions action
      1. Development and implementation of CFD numerical model of ballast flying
      2. Adjustment of model and simulated conditions for physical solution
      3. Adjustment of model and simulated conditions for chemical solution
    3. Analysis of the results obtained, optimization and selection of best solutions for their validation
      1. Optimization of physical solution and multicriteria analysis
      2. Optimization of chemical solution and multicriteria analysis
    4. Development of selected solutions
      1. Development of physical solution
      2. Development of chemical solution
  4. Validation of developed solutions
    1. Physical solution test in wind tunnel
      1. Design and configuration of the test section
      2. Test campaign of physical solution in the wind tunnel
      3. Analysis of the results and selection of the optimal solution for its validation in field
    2. Chemical solution tests in wind tunnel
      1. Trial campaign of chemical solution in the wind tunnel
      2. Analysis of the results and selection of the optimal solution for its validation in field
    3. Development of demonstrators for their validation in field
      1. Development of physical demonstrator
      2. Development of chemical demonstrator
      3. Prototype development of the system of application of chemical solution
    4. Demonstrator tests in real operating conditions
    5. Outcomes cross-check between laboratory and field validation
  5. Analysis of technical-economic viability
  6. Research conclusion. Final report