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Limit cycles of thermo-acoustic oscillations in gas turbine combustors

Objective

In LIMOUSINE multi-disciplinary research and training is provided to address the problem and provide tools to design and operate gas turbine engines in a robust way with a diversity of fuels and operation conditions. Their robustness is dependent on their design and operation however. The major risk of failure is due to mechanical failure of combustor components. This failure is most often caused by fatigue of liner or burner parts, that have been exposed to an anomalous oscillating pressure load. This load is caused by thermo-acoustic instabilities. LIMOUSINE is a multi-disciplinary project providing training in mathematics, structural mechanics, acoustics, fluid mechanics, combustion experimental techniques, and control systems theory. The project objective in research is to predict the mechanical vibration in a gas turbine engine and the resulting fatigue and time to failure. Active and passive control processes will be developed to allow safe operation of the gas turbine on a variety of fuels and operating conditions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/classical mechanics/fluid mechanics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics
  • /natural sciences/mathematics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/plasma physics
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 117 017
Administrative Contact
Jim Kok (Dr.)

Participants (10)

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 876 858
Address
Keele University Finance Dpt
ST5 5BG Keele
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Graham Rogerson (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 212 930,20
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 402 680,20
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 169 000,60
Address
Antoninska 548/1
601 90 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miroslav Jicha (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 194 122,41
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Ramon Beltran Blazquez (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 394 718,40
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthias Maurer (Mr.)
IFTA INGENIEURBURO FUR THERMOAKUSTIK GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 202 359,20
Address
Industriestr 33
82194 Groebenzell
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jakob Hermann (Dr.)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 359,20
Address
Werner-von-siemens-str. 1
80333 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Krebs (Dr.)
ANSYS UK LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 188 067,40
Address
97 Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park
OX14 4RW Abingdon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Stopford (Dr.)
BELGISCH LABORATORIUM VAN DE ELEKTRICITEITSINDUSTRIE LABORELEC CVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 194 300,01
Address
Rodestraat 125
1630 Linkebeek
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael De Koster (Mr.)