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Knowledge for Ignition, Acoustics and Instabilities

Objective

For the time being, the European engine industry does not have at its disposal methodologies adapted to predict the unsteady behaviour of low NOx combustors. Consequently and in order to be able to set up the development of low NOx technologies, KIAI will deliver reliable unstationary CFD tools which will allow a deep comprehension of unsteady phenomena. The main objective of the KIAI project is to provide reliable methodologies to predict the stability of industrial low NOx combustors, as well as their ignition process from spark to annular combustion. When used at an early stage in the conception cycle of low NOx combustors, KIAI CFD methodologies will play a key role and considerably accelerate the delivery process of lean combustion technology with a proven capability to reach the 80% NOx emissions reduction required for introduction into service before 2020 with the necessary reliability, safety and economical viability. As already demonstrated by past and ongoing studies and European projects, low NOx technologies lead to crucial unsteady phenomena that are neither controlled nor predictable at the moment. The scientific objectives of KIAI are directly linked to a better understanding and prediction of these unsteady phenomena: 1) Predict the coupling between the acoustics and the flame. 2) Determine the acoustic boundary conditions of multiperforated plates surrounding the combustion chamber; 3) Account for non-premixed spray flows in the combustion process; 4) Explore aerodynamic unsteadiness in strutted pre-diffusers adapted to high mass flow injectors and develop a liquid film break-up model for an injector; 5) Evaluate the sensitivity of LES predictions to small technological variations of geometry

Field of science

  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/pure mathematics/geometry
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2008-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 417 465,88
Administrative Contact
Patrick Houel (Mr.)

Participants (17)

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 144 785
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascale Seyres (Ms.)
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 120
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Sturm (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 910
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Bone (Mr.)
AVIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 157 860
Address
Via Antonio Salandra N18
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE ROUEN
France
EU contribution
€ 522 307
Address
Avenue De L'université
76 801 Saint Etienne Du Rouvray
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Abdelkrim Boukhalfa (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 379 600,80
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Julie Zittel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
EU contribution
€ 46 511,56
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Fabrice Blanquie (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 600
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Ronchetti (Ms.)
IFP Energies nouvelles
France
EU contribution
€ 145 743
Address
Avenue De Bois Preau 1 & 4
92500 Rueil Malmaison
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gaële Valet (Ms.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 701 719,76
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Giacomi (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 323 498
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthias Maurer (Mr.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 099,60
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 348 300
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Andrea Arnone (Prof.)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 245 242
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Claude Andre (Dr.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 299 100
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Dr.)
SAFRAN POWER UNITS
France
EU contribution
€ 35 400
Address
8 Chemin Du Pont De Rupe
31200 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Denis Robert (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 653 742,40
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brigitte Humbert (Ms.)