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Accurate high temperature engine aero-thermal measurements for gas-turbine life optimisation, performance and condition monitoring

Objective

Instrumentation is a key generic technology in the gas turbine industry which impacts the development cost, efficiency and competitiveness of gas turbine products in three areas:
- Instrumentation used during product development to validate new product de signs. The main impacts are on product development time and cost and improving efficiency.
- Instrumentation fitted to engines in service to monitor engine health. The main impacts are on cost of ownership, availability and reducing spares consumption.
- Instrumentation to enable optimum control of the engine operation.
The main impacts are on more efficient/environmentally friendly cycles. The gas turbine environment presents unique challenges to instrumentation. The drive to greater efficiency is steadily raising the temperatures and pressures in engines, and this increases the challenge to the instrumentation.
The European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation (EVI-GTI) identified 3 areas where the lack of adequate instrumentation capability is perceived to be either holding back gas turbine engine development, or leading to increased uncertainty in design methods and component life prediction. 2 of these are addressed by this proposal. Measurement at very high temperature of - gas temperature, pressure - component temperatures and flow.
The objectives of the programme are:
- Reduced measurement uncertainty and engine development costs
- Instruments for validation of design in areas currently inaccessible.
- Reduced component life prediction uncertainty and therefore reduced parts consumption.
- Sensors enabling better engine control and monitoring. Proposed develop technologies are:
- Optimisation of thermocouple technology including development of MMC and ceramic materials for very high temperatures
- Advanced, high accuracy, high temperature, surface temperature measurements
- Advanced high temperature gas path measurements (temperature, flow, tip clearances).

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Coordinator

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
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Freyeslebenstr.1
Erlangen

Participants (16)

ROLLS-ROYCE GROUP PLC
Address
65, Buckingham Gate
London
VOLVO AERO CORPORATION
Address

Trollhättan
VIBRO-METER SA
Address
Route De Moncor, 4
Fribourg
MEGGITT (UK) LTD
Address
The Harrow Way
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ENEA - RICERCA SUL SISTEMA ELETTRICO S.P.A.
Address
Via Rubattino, 54
Milano
FARRAN TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Address
Link Road
Ballincollig, Cork
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Address
Chausseé De Waterloo, 72
Rhode-saint Genese
OXSENSIS LTD
Address
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire
ADVANCED OPTICS SOLUTIONS (AOS) GMBH
Address
Ammonstr. 35
Dresden
AUXITROL SA
Address
5, Allee Charles Pathé
Bourges
INSTITUTE FOR PHYSICAL HIGH-TECHNOLOGY (IPHT)
Address
Albert-einstein-str. 9
Jena
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF LUND
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
Lund
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
University Offices, Wellington Square
Oxford
KEMA NEDERLAND BV
Address
Utrechtseweg 310
6812 AR Arnhem
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES
Address
29, Avenue De La Division Leclerc
Châtillon