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Computional fluid dynamics for combustion

Objective

The efforts of the last ten years of jet engine development has lead to increased pressure and temperature levels of the thermodynamic process in order to increase the engine efficiency. The problems arising from this development is a significant increase in pollutant emissions, especially NOx. The current technology has achieved a status that does no longer allow getting further optimisation without detailed knowledge of the physical phenomena that take place inside the combustor. The combustion process itself is governed by the reactions kinetics, the fuel preparation process, the turbulent fluid flow and the radiative heat transfer to the combustor walls. The main step of the programme is the development of physical models for CFD computations to describe the mentioned physical phenomena. The demonstration of the design criteria can only be achieved by very expensive tests under realistic engine operating conditions. The only method to reduce costs is the reduction of the number of experiments by accompanying the experiments with 3D-calculations of the reacting flow inside the combustor.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Muenchen
Germany

Participants (16)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
Templergraben 64
52056 Aachen
AVIO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso 145
10135 Torino (Turin)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Recherche Scientifique 1 C
45071 Orleans
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Wharley End, Cranfield
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
GERMAN AEROSPACE CENTRE
Germany
Address
Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
70569 Stuttgart
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
SW7 2BX London
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Professorgatan 1
221 00 Lund
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc 29
92322 Chatillon
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
ROLLS ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address

DE2 8BJ Derby
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD&CO KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Dahlewitz
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg
SNECMA MOTEURS SA
France
Address
Site De Villaroche, Rond Point Rene Ravaud - Reau
77550 Moissy Cramayel
TURBOMECA SA
France
Address
Avenue Du Président Szydlowski
64511 Bordes
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
Address
3,Maria De Luna 3
50015 Zaragoza
UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE (TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE)
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76128 Karlsruhe