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Ultra Low emission Technology Innovations for Mid-century Aircraft Turbine Engines

Objective

With the ULTIMATE project five experienced research groups and four major European engine manufacturers will develop innovative propulsion systems to fulfill the SRIA 2050 key challenges. One of the most challenging targets is the 75% reduction in energy consumption and CO2-emissions. Technologies currently at TRL 3-5, cannot achieve this aim. It is estimated that around a 30% reduction must come from radical innovations now being at lower TRL. Thus, European industry needs synergetic breakthrough technologies for every part of the air transport system, including the airframe, propulsion and power.

The ULTIMATE project singles out the major loss sources in a state of the art turbofan (combustor irreversibility, core exhaust heat, bypass exhaust kinetic energy). These are then used to categorize breakthrough technologies (e.g. piston topping, intercooling & exhaust heat exchangers, and advanced propulsor & integration concepts). This classification approach gives a structured way to combine and explore synergies between the technologies in the search for ultralow CO2, NOx and noise emissions. The most promising combinations of radical technologies will then be developed for a short range European and a long range intercontinental advanced tube and wing aircraft.

Through the EU projects VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, E-BREAK and ENOVAL, the ULTIMATE partners have gained the most comprehensive experience in Europe on conception and evaluation of advanced aero engine architectures. Existing tools, knowledge and models will be used to perform optimization and evaluation against the SRIA targets to mature the technologies to TRL 2. Road maps will be set up to outline the steps to develop the technologies into products and bring them onto the market. These road maps will also provide a way forward for future European propulsion and aviation research.

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
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Coordinator

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 650 000

Participants (9)

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 380 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BAUHAUS LUFTFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 000
Address
Willy Messerschmitt Strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 550 700
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE L'AERONAUTIQUE ET DE L'ESPACE
France
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Avenue Edouard Belin 10
31055 Toulouse
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
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46181 Trollhaettan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 187 578,13
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 99 843,75
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)