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Medium-range hybrid low-pollution flexi-fuel/hydrogen sustainable engine

Project description

New propulsion technology making future flights more sustainable

The EU-funded MYTHOS project aims to develop aircraft engines that can make flexible use of various sustainably produced fuels, including pure hydrogen. Researchers will demonstrate a breakthrough design methodology for future short- and medium-range civil-aircraft engines using a wide range of liquid and gaseous fuels. Machine learning methods will be used to develop a multidisciplinary modelling approach to characterising the related engine components. A unique aspect of the project is the realistic experimental validation of the numerical approaches. With this approach, the MYTHOS consortium will help shorten the time-to-market for engines suitable for various environmentally friendly fuels.


MYTHOS proposes to develop a demonstrated innovative and disruptive design methodology for future short/medium range civil engines capable of using a wide range of liquid and gaseous fuels including SAFs and, ultimately, pure hydrogen, thus aiming at fulfilling the objective of decarbonize civil aviation as fore-seen by the ACARE SRIA short, mid and long-term Goals by 2050. To achieve these, the MYTHOS consor-tium develops and adopts a multidisciplinary multi-fidelity modelling approach for the characterization of the relevant engine components deploying the full power of the method of machine learning. The latter will lead through hidden-physics discovery to advance data-driven reduced models which will be embedded in a holistic tool for the prediction of the environmental footprint of the civil aviation of all speeds. A unique aspect of the project is the high-fidelity experimental validation of the numerical approaches. MYTHOS consortium through this approach will contribute to reduce time-to-market for engines designed and engi-neered to burn various types of environmentally friendly fuels, such as SAF, in the short and medium term, and hydrogen, in the long term.
The proposed work responds to the needs and objectives of the HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-12: Towards a silent and ultra-low local air pollution aircrafts Call as described in detail below.


Net EU contribution
€ 873 355,00
44801 Bochum

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 873 355,00

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