Make way for a new generation of turbofan engines with more compact spaces
According to Newton’s third law of motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When you want an airplane to be thrusted forward, you expel exhaust gas to the rear. Conversely, reversing the direction of the exhaust gas slows the plane down. A thrust reverser enables shorter landing distances and reduces wear on the braking system. The EU-funded LiTRAS project is developing an electrical thrust reverser actuation system for the new generation of turbofan engines with more compact spaces. Based on modern linear motor technology, the direct coupling of the thrust reverser to the motor enables the elimination of mechanical transmission components such as belt and gear drives. This should decrease weight and space, minimise maintenance work and enhance reliability and lifetime for a significant increase in performance and decrease in overall system costs.
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Funding SchemeCS2-IA - Innovation action
88400 Biberach An Der Riss