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models, EXperiments and high PERformance computing for Turbine mechanical Integrity and Structural dynamics in Europe

Objective

Energy and Mobility are two primary driving forces in the 21st century. Development of incremental and disruptive technologies will have key impacts on the world’s societies, and on safety, security and competitiveness of Europe. Amongst those technologies, gas turbines will play a major role. Recovery of shale gas depends decisively on compressors. Modern gas supplied power plants are bridging towards the age of renewable energies. Aeroengines are to undergo the most massive changes in their history with the advent of composite materials, gear boxes, and turbine-electric concepts separating generation of power and thrust. A technological commonalities of the upcoming challenges is the need for full model based development and computer system simulation.

There is agreement on this in the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) community. The structural dynamics and vibration questions are at present far from being addressed adequately. While US agencies and Asian powers have already started to prepare themselves, European research organisations and companies still seem to be too fragmented to reach critical research ressources and start corresponding initiatives. There are two main reasons for this. First, the physics of mechanical joining technologies that dominate the damping behavior of the large-scale structures under debate, are still poorly understood. Second, there is a lack of high performance computing (HPC) capabilities in structural dynamics, which goes back to the lack of knowledge of effective HPC technologies for structural dynamics.

Since the US, China and India have started efforts in the field, we propose a European contribution through a Marie Curie ETN to allow a first generation of early stage researchers to catch up on the topics, ideally open up new fields of insight and approaches, and finally form a seed group for the upcoming challenges of the European turbine industry with respect to nonlinear structural dynamics and HPC.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016
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Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64

Participants (11)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 216,48
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 235 557,36
Address
Dumlupinar Bulvari 1
06800 Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 498 432,96
Address
Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER-CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
VSB - TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF OSTRAVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
17 Listopadu 2172/15
708 00 Ostrava Poruba
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRAY U.K. LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 177 105,73
Address
5 Fleet Place
EC4M 7RD London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAVEL AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Jana Nohy 1237
25601 Benesov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HEWLETT-PACKARD LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 182,15
Address
Ground Floor, 210 Wharfedale Road,
RG41 5TP Winnersh Triangle Berkshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)