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Supporting Understanding of Boundary Layer Ingesting Model Experiment

Objective

SUBLIME (Supporting Understanding of Boundary Layer Ingestion Model Experiment)

The introduction of engines integrated with the rear fuselage (BLI engines) in large passenger aircrafts poses new challenges regarding accurate experimental assessment of their performance, especially in terms of power savings, over conventional propulsive architectures (e.g. podded engines) as the engine is fed with a distorted flow. The SUBLIME project will address this challenge, resulting in a flexible and robust experimental set-up to establish dependencies among the propulsor shape/position, the fan inlet distortion pattern and the corresponding power savings. A consortium of an R&D institute, an SME, and 2 Universities with complementary skills will produce this result in close coordination with the topic manager in 36 months, asking for a grant of € 3.612.500.
Coordinator ARA will provide a number of aircraft configurations equipped with BLI propulsors integrated in the rear fuselage, designed and optimized in cooperation with HIT09 (mainly responsible for CFD studies and fan design), Cranfield University (mainly responsible for theoretical and experimental force bookkeeping) and Chalmers University of Technology (mainly involved in engine cycle studies), to be subsequently manufactured and tested by ARA in their transonic wind tunnel.
The project will advance the state of the art in BLI studies by means of wind tunnel activities supported by high-fidelity CFD simulations to consistently predict full-scale behaviour of the aircraft architectures suitable for appropriate propulsor installation which minimizes inlet flow distortions and maximizes power saving. The results of installed wind-tunnel tested aircraft+propulsors will be delivered in full compliance with the call. SUBLIME will provide methodologies, tools and facilities to the European aviation industry, therefore contributing to releasing the full potential of power saving of BLI engines.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 25 000

Participants (4)

HIT09 SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 422 562,50
Address
Piazzetta Bettiol Giuseppe 15
35137 Padova Pd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 210 625
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 394 738,75
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 559 623,25
Address
Manton Lane
MK41 7PF Bedford
Activity type
Other