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DEVILS (Development of Vhbr engines Innovative Lubrication System)

Objective

Aircraft Engines are normally assisted by a number of complementary systems that have to guarantee performance throughout the whole flight envelope of the aircrafts for which they are designed. Among these systems Oil lubrication and heat management system is the most important due to its roles:
• Remove the heat generated in the highly loaded rolling bearings and the gears found in the Engine power and accessory gearboxes
• Lubricate bearing and Power and Accessory gear boxes.
The current trend of developing aircraft engines that consume less fuel put a lot of pressure on the oil lubrication system cooling requirements due to higher speeds, loads and temperatures in engines. This is much more true for Very High By-pass Engines due to the integration of high-power gearboxes (allowing high by-pass ratio) and high-power starter-generators.
For this reason Engine manufacturer are deeply looking to innovative design for oil lubrication and heat management system implementing architectures that are able to meet the new cooling and lubricating requirements without negatively impacting the Engine weight or operational and maintenance costs.
The overall objective of project DEVILS Project is to research, develop and validate the robustness of a new variable oil flow approach towards the design an innovative variable flow oil pump to be integrated in a high performance aircraft lubrication systems architecture with the aim of reducing fuel and oil consumption.
Objective of DEVILS project is as well to research, implement and validate smart fault detection and health monitoring algorithms to assist the system in reducing oil low flow rate needs and prognostic functions.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP03-2016-01
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Coordinator

PROTOM GROUP SPA
Address
Via Santa Lucia, 20
80132 Napoli
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 573 750

Participants (5)

A.ABETE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 006 437,50
Address
Zona Industr Nola Marigliano Snc
80035 Nola Na
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EURO.SOFT SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 428 875
Address
Via G. Porzio 4, Centro Direzionale Isola
80143 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 374 687,50
Address
Reem Industrial 2 Neta Blvd Bney Ayish
7075002 Gedera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 375
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II
Italy
EU contribution
€ 195 125
Address
Corso Umberto I, 40
80138 Napoli
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments