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Supporting Understanding of Boundary Layer Ingesting Model Experiment

Project description

Reducing fuel consumption with rear-mounted engines

Boundary layer ingestion (BLI) is a promising technology under investigation that could help reduce aircraft fuel burn. With BLI, aircraft engines will be located near the rear of the aircraft so that air flowing over the aircraft body becomes part of the mix of air going into the engine and is then accelerated out the back. However, determining these engines’ actual performance experimentally is challenging. The EU-funded SUBLIME project is developing a flexible and robust experimental set-up to establish dependencies amongst the propulsor shape/position, the fan inlet distortion pattern and the corresponding power savings. The project will conduct wind tunnel experiments supported by high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics simulations to predict the full-scale behaviour of the aircraft architectures suitable for appropriate propulsor installation.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Net EU contribution
€ 25 000,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (4)

HIT09 SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 422 562,50
Address
Piazzetta Bettiol Giuseppe 15
35137 Padova Pd

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 210 625,00
Address
-
412 96 Goteborg

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 394 738,75
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Central Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 2 559 623,25
Address
Manton Lane
MK41 7PF Bedford

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Bedford
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00