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Non-Intrusive Flow distortion measurements within a Turbofan Intake

Project description

Real-time measurement of air intake distortion in aero-engines

Complex air intake designs for very high bypass ratio turbofans cause notable distortion at the fan face during aircraft take-off. This can adversely affect engine performance, structural integrity and safety margin, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the entire propulsion system. Current techniques for aero-engine testing and certification are limited by low spatial resolution and their intrusive nature. The EU-funded NIFTI project will overcome these challenges by developing a non-intrusive technique that should provide real-time data with at least one order of magnitude higher spatial resolution than current methods. Theoretical and experimental results are expected to help unlock the complex aerodynamics of closely coupled fan-intake systems and aid future designs of stall-tolerant aero-engines.

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
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Coordinator

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS
Address
Voorsterweg 31
8316 PR Marknesse
Netherlands

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Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 414 324

Participants (3)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 177 355
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 119 753
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LAVISION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 538 568
Address
Anna Vandenhoeck Ring 19
37081 Goettingen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)