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Flutter-Free Turbomachinery Blades

Objective

FUTURE brings together European and international well reputed centres-of-excellence in order to reach major scientific & technical objectives in striving towards flutter-free turbomachine blades. By advancing the state-of-the-art in flutter prediction capabilities and design rules, the FUTURE project will lead to benefits in terms of decreased development cost, reduced weight and fuel consumption, and increased ability to efficiently manage flutter problems occurring on engines at service. Eight interconnected turbine and compressor experiments will be performed in the project, in combination with numerical modelling of vibrating blades and the related unsteady aerodynamics. Cascade experiments will be employed to study unsteady aerodynamic properties in detail. These tests are supporting more complex rotating turbomachinery tests (turbine and compressor) to study the addressed phenomenon in engine-typical environment. The knowledge from both component tests will be then condensed into “best practice” for both experimental and computational (CFD) set-ups, and will be used towards a combined effort of physical understanding of travelling waves and interferences between the vibrating structures and the surrounding fluid. The acquired knowledge is aimed to be employed by the aeroelastic specialists in the companies, research institutes and universities to identify updated and better aeromechanical design rules. In the process of reaching this unique knowledge status a sophisticated, not yet available, measuring technique will be developed, and a new excitation mechanism will be implemented as back-up to the free-flutter experiments. Furthermore, a unique database with combined structural and unsteady aerodynamic results will be established and made available for further dissemination among the partners. This database will contain significantly more detailed data than any other existing database in the world.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aeronautical engineering

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 970 617
Administrative Contact
Torsten Fransson (Prof.)

Participants (25)

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse, 665
80995 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Servaty (Mr.)
GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 331 340
Address
-
46181 Trollhaettan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan östlund (Dr.)
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 327 130
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Servaty (Mr.)
AVIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 253 200
Address
Via Antonio Salandra N18
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 146 642
Address
-
61283 Finspong
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ronnie Bladh (Dr.)
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 322 116
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 300
48170 Zamudio-vizcaya
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfonso Alba (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 163 583
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Elliott (Mr.)
SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 199 812
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Houel (Mr.)
SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 200 552
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michèle Lambert (Ms.)
ALSTOM POWER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 388
Address
Newbold Road
CV21 2NH Rugby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gurnam Singh (Dr.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 80 537
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Roffi (Ms.)
SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 537
Address
Route De Liers 121
4041 Milmort
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jerome D'agruma (Mr.)
PCA ENGINEERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 196
Address
Deepdale Lane Deepdale Enterprise 2
LN2 2LL Lincoln
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ian Hamilton Woods (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 164
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petra Rodenwaldt (Ms.)
COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 336 966
Address
Meiring Naude Road, Brummeria 46
0001 Pretoria
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Glen Campbell Snedden (Mr.)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS AERONAUTICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 561 406
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Alava (Minano), C/ Juan De La Cierva 1
01510 Minano (Alava)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Itziar Ulibarri (Ms.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 409 564
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Pierre Grisval (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 651 880
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Ott (Dr.)
STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 114 086
Address
Victoria Street Administration B Building
7600 Stellenbosch
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Theodore Von Backstrom (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 168 502
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gonzalo León (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 177
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Arnone (Prof.)
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 158 214
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Sorli (Prof.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 184 905
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Benedicte Martin (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 199 836
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 553 846
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Heinz-Peter Schiffer (Prof.)