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Low Emissions Core-Engine Technologies

Low Emissions Core-Engine Technologies

Objective

The main objective of the LEMCOTEC project will be the improvement of core-engine thermal efficiency by increasing the overall pressure ratio (OPR) to up to 70 leading to a further reduction of CO2. Since NOx increases with OPR, combustion technologies have to be further developed, at the same time, to at least compensate for this effect. The project will attain and exceed the ACARE targets for 2020 and will be going beyond the CO2 reductions to be achieved by on-going FP6 and FP7 programmes including Clean Sky:
1.) CO2: minus 50% per passenger kilometre by 2020, with an engine contribution of 15 to 20%, 2.) NOx: minus 80% by 2020 and 3.) Reduce other emissions: soot, CO, UHC, SOx, particulates.
The major technical subjects to be addressed by the project are:
1.) Innovative compressor for the ultra-high pressure ratio cycle (OPR 70) and associated thermal management technologies, 2.) Combustor-turbine interaction for higher turbine efficiency & ultra-high OPR cycles, 3.) Low NOx combustion systems for ultra-high OPR cycles, 4.) Advanced structures to enable high OPR engines & integration with heat exchangers, 5.) Reduced cooling requirements and stiffer structures for turbo-machinery efficiency, 6.) HP/IP compressor stability control.
The first four subjects will enable the engine industry to extend their design space beyond the overall pressure ratio of 50, which is the practical limit in the latest engines. Rig testing is required to validate the respective designs as well as the simulation tools to be developed. The last two subjects have already been researched on the last two subjects by NEWAC. The technology developed in NEWAC (mainly component and / or breadboard validation in a laboratory environment) will be driven further in LEMCOTEC for UHPR core engines. These technologies will be validated at a higher readiness level of up to TRL 5 (component and / or breadboard validation in a relevant environment) for ultra-high OPR core-engines.

Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Address

Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 4 658 003,24

Administrative Contact

Ralf Von Der Bank (Dr.)

Participants (38)

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ERGON RESEARCH DI LORENZO TARCHI ECSAS

Italy

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

MTU AERO ENGINES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 3 123 000

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 3 387 281,43

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 4 758 940,67

GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 2 608 734,09

AVIO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 178 334,08

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 687 904,25

PRVNI BRNENSKA STROJIRNA VELKA BITES A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 297 536,01

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 2 353 518

PRATT & WHITNEY RZESZOW SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 472 034,77

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 930 365,48

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 602 400

BAUHAUS LUFTFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 147 600

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 725 530

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 199 250

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 265 363

FEDERALNOE GOSUDARSTVENNOE UNITARNOE PREDPRIYATIE CENTRALNII INSTITUTAVIACIONOGO MOTOROSTROENIYA IMENI PI BARANOVA

Russia

EU Contribution

€ 633 000

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 220 969

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 150 000

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS AERONAUTICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 966 189

DLR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 563 258

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 246 000

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 851 640

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 570 628

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 962 151

PCA ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 146 430

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 924 000

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 239 994

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 485 480

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 320 505

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 399 000

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 528 000

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 131 400

INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 1 415 142

VYZKUMNY A ZKUSEBNI LETECKY USTAV A.S.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 260 430

ERGON RESEARCH SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 54 780

GE AVIO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 516 023,98

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283216

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2017

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 67 909 374

  • EU contribution

    € 39 980 815

Coordinated by:

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Germany