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Multi-ObjecTive design Optimization of fluid eneRgy machines

Objective

The MOTOR project focuses on ICT-enabled design optimization technologies for fluid energy machines (FEMs) that transfer mechanical energy to and from the fluid, in particular for aircraft engines, ship propellers, water turbines, and screw machines. The performance of these machines essentially depends on the shape of their geometry, which is described by functional free-form surfaces. Even small modifications have significant impact on the performance; hence the design process requires a very accurate representation of the geometry.
Our vision is to link all computational tools involved in the chain of design, simulation and optimization to the same representation of the geometry, thereby reducing the number of approximate conversion steps between different representations. The improved accuracy and reliability of numerical simulations enables the design of more efficient FEMs by effective design optimization methods. MOTOR also exploits the synergies between the design optimization technologies for the different types of FEMs that have so far been developed independently.

MOTOR adopts a modular approach for developing novel methodologies and computational tools and integrating them into real process chains, contributing
• a volumetric mesh generator with exact interface matching for multi-domain geometries enabling high-order multi-physics simulations with enhanced accuracy,
• an isogeometric analysis simulation toolbox for CFD, CSM, and FSI problems and advanced interactive visualization toolkit for high-order solutions, and
• automatic shape optimization based on a multi-level approach in the parameterization enabling different levels of shape variety to combine design space exploration with local searches.

The effectiveness of our approach in terms of reduced time to production and increased efficiency of the optimally designed product will be validated by developing four proof-of-concept demonstrators with the modernized process chains.

Call for proposal

H2020-FoF-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FoF-2015

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Net EU contribution
€ 652 875,00
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Delft en Westland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

CATERPILLAR PROPULSION PRODUCTION AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 91 250,00
Address
Langesand 1
475 22 Ockero

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Region
Södra Sverige Västsverige Västra Götalands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ESS ENGINEERING SOFTWARE STEYR GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 493 875,00
Address
Berggasse 35
4400 Steyr

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Steyr-Kirchdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT LINZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 307 500,00
Address
Altenberger Strasse 69
4040 Linz

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Region
Westösterreich Oberösterreich Linz-Wels
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 511 250,00
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
MAVEL AS
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 248 000,00
Address
Jana Nohy 1237
25601 Benesov

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Region
Střední Čechy Středočeský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 400 625,00
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 319 375,00
Address
Univerzitni 8
301 00 Pilsen

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Region
Jihozápad Plzeňský kraj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 398 125,00
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Dortmund, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
RHEINLAND-PFALZISCHE TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 430 000,00
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 450 000,00
Address
Waterloose Steenweg, 72
1640 Sint-genesius-rode

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Halle-Vilvoorde
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00