CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Thermo-acoustic and aero-acoustic nonlinearities in green combustors with orifice structures

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316654

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 736 307,88

  • EU contribution

    € 3 736 307,88

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE

United Kingdom

Objective

"Combustion instabilities represent a serious problem for combustion-driven devices, such as gas turbine engines and domestic burners. These instabilities can cause intense pressure oscillations, which in turn causes excessive structural oscillations, fatigue and even catastrophic damage to combustor hardware. In recent years, the development of clean combustion systems with reduced pollution of the environment has become a priority; however, such systems are particularly prone to combustion instabilities. There is an urgent need to understand the physical processes that are responsible so that methods to predict and prevent these instabilities can be developed.

The research in TANGO is intended to address these issues. Fundamental studies will give physical insight into the three-way coupling between sound, combustion and vortices in a combustion chamber. On the applied side, TANGO will develop active and passive control methods to allow safe operation of gas turbines on a variety of fuels and operating conditions.

TANGO is a multi-disciplinary project that provides training for 14 ESRs and 1 ER in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, mechanical and control engineering, all from an analytical, numerical and experimental perspective. The consortium has been chosen so as to bring together complementary skills from internationally renowned experts from both academia and industry. The ""icing on the cake"" of this large engineering project is the number of female scientists involved: 5 out of the 9 scientists in charge are women. It is expected that this will act as a magnet for young women who are considering a career in science or engineering. The network thus addresses the EU policy of increasing the number of female researchers in Europe. In order to promote the public understanding of science, the researchers will engage in various outreach activities."

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE

Address

Keele University Finance Dpt
St5 5bg Keele

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 132 209,54

Administrative Contact

Maria Heckl (Dr.)

Participants (8)

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 568 800,32

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 452 387,76

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 243 736,46

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS (IITM)

India

EU Contribution

€ 328 870,96

IFTA INGENIEURBURO FUR THERMOAKUSTIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 228 118,88

SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 237 215

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 301 232,50

BEKAERT COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 243 736,46

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 316654

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2012

  • End date

    31 October 2016

Funded under:

FP7-PEOPLE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 736 307,88

  • EU contribution

    € 3 736 307,88

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF KEELE

United Kingdom

This project is featured in...