HIT09 has been involved in a number of Research Projects funded by the EU in the field of aeronautics (Clean Sky JTI, FP7), mainly focused on development and application of innovative techniques for analysis and design optimization of aircraft components.

TILTOp: Multi-objective Aerodynamic Optimization of the Airframe-engine Integration into the ERICA tiltrotor nacelle using innovative evolutionary algorithms (http://www.cleansky.eu/content/page/grc2, TILTOp)
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CODE-Tilt: Multi-objective Aerodynamic Optimization of the ERICA tiltrotor fuselage for drag minimization using innovative evolutionary algorithms (http://www.cleansky.eu/content/page/grc2, CODE-Tilt)
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HEAVYcOPTer: Multi-objective Aerodynamic Optimization of Engine Installation of the AW101 helicopter using innovative evolutionary algorithms (http://www.cleansky.eu/content/page/grc2, HEAVYcOPTer)
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DREAm-TILT: Assessment of tiltrotor fuselage drag reduction through wind tunnel tests and CFD (http://www.cleansky.eu/content/page/grc2, DREAm-TILT)
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DeSiReH: Design, Simulation and Flight Reynolds Number testing for advanced High Lift Solutions
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