Periodic Reporting for period 1 - LIFT (Lightweight Innovative Generator for Future Air Transportation )
Reporting period: 2018-11-01 to 2019-10-31
materials), different lightweight materials have been investigated and various structures were evaluated as potential candidates for the heaviest passive components. Meanwhile, the manufacturing options for the prototype have been reviewed, including standard approaches and additive manufacturing approaches. The limits of the various manufacturing processes involved have been understood via the visits to companies, which are ensuring that the ongoing designs are realizable both in terms of overall size, as well as in terms of specific geometric features. Preliminary thermo-mechanical design of the inactive parts and electromagnetic optimization has been conducted, including the proposed novel thermal management topology. Samples of lightweighted geometries are currently being manufactured to conduct tension/torsion/bending/shear tests as per ASTM standards. For thermal testing of lightweight material samples, the in-house rig for measuring the thermal conductivity has been updated to accommodate the samples which will be used within the LIFT project. Currently setups are being designed to validate the thermal concepts and corresponding models.
securing worldwide industrial leadership for future , cleaner aircraft that will be powered using turboelectric propulsion, which is strategically important for the European aeronautics industry.