Research & development of high lift concepts

RTD for high-lift concepts:

  • Research and development of non-conventional high lift concepts - international collaborative  projects
  • Research on aerodynamic characteristics of high lift devices
  • Development and validation of CFD methods for design and optimization of high lift devices
  • Numerical simulation of the unsteady aerodynamics of the high lift devices during deployment



  • “in-house” solvers of NS equations,
  • Low-speed windtunnel.


Research projects:

  • VELA  - “Very efficient large aircraft“, (2002-2005, EC - 5th Framework program of the EU, project No. G4RD-CT-2002-00842)
  • NACRE – “New aircraft concepts research”, (2005-2010, EC - 6th Framework program of the EU, project No. 516068)
  • AVERT – “Aerodynamic validation of emission reducing“ (2008-2010, EC – 6th Framework program of the EU, project No. 30914)
  • SADE - “Smart High Lift Devices for Next Generation Wings“, (2008-2012,EC – 7th Framework program of the EU, project No. 213442)
  • AJT – “Advanced aircraft wing“, (2012-2015, MIT ministry – TIP4, project No. FR-TI4/603)
  • AFLONEXT – “2nd Generation Active Wing – Active Flow- Loads & Noise control on next generation wing“, (2013-2018, EC – 7th Framework program of the EU, project No. 604013)
  • UHURA – “Unsteady High-Lift Aerodynamics -  Unsteady RANS Validation“, (2018-2021, EK - Horizon 2020, project No. 769088)


contact person:

Ing. Petr Vrchota, PhD., Head of Aerodynamics, VZLÚ
tel: +420 225 115 260, e-mail:



  • Vrchota P., Hospodář P.: „Response Surface Method Application to High-Lift Configuration with Active Flow Control“, Journal of Aircraft, November 2012, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp. 1796-1802, DOI: 10.2514/1.C031624
  • Petr Vrchota: APPLICATION OF SYNTHETIC JETS ACTUATORS IN WING-PYLON JUNCTION AREA TO IMPROVE THE HIGH LIFT PERFORMANCES. ECCOMAS Congress 2016 - VII European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering; 06/2016, DOI:10.7712/100016.2273.15461
  • Hospodár P. , Szöllös A., Vrchota P.: Global optimization of two-dimensional high lift aerodynamic system. 28TH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES, Brisbane, Australia; 09/2012