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Soot Processes and Radiation in Aeronautical inNOvative combustors

Objective

For decades, most of the aviation research activities have been focused on the reduction of noise and NOx and CO2 emissions. However, emissions from aircraft gas turbine engines of non-volatile PM, consisting primarily of soot particles, are of international concern today. Despite the lack of knowledge toward soot formation processes and characterization in terms of mass and size, engine manufacturers have now to deal with both gas and particles emissions. Furthermore, heat transfer understanding, that is also influenced by soot radiation, is an important matter for the improvement of the combustor’s durability, as the key point when dealing with low-emissions combustor architectures is to adjust the air flow split between the injection system and the combustor’s walls. The SOPRANO initiative consequently aims at providing new elements of knowledge, analysis and improved design tools, opening the way to:
• Alternative designs of combustion systems for future aircrafts that will enter into service after 2025 capable of simultaneously reducing gaseous pollutants and particles,
• Improved liner lifetime assessment methods.
Therefore, the SOPRANO project will deliver more accurate experimental and numerical methodologies for predicting the soot emissions in academic or semi-technical combustion systems. This will contribute to enhance the comprehension of soot particles formation and their impact on heat transfer through radiation. In parallel, the durability of cooling liner materials, related to the walls air flow rate, will be addressed by heat transfer measurements and predictions. Finally, the expected contribution of SOPRANO is to apply these developments in order to determine the main promising concepts, in the framework of current low-NOx technologies, able to control the emitted soot particles in terms of mass and size over a large range of operating conditions without compromising combustor’s liner durability and performance toward NOx emissions.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/fossil energy/gas
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2015_TwoStages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SAFRAN SA
Address
Blvd Du Gal Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris 15
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 535 635

Participants (16)

GE AVIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 250
Address
Via I Maggio 99
10040 Rivalta Di Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CERFACS CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE SOCIETE CIVILE
France
EU contribution
€ 466 750
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE ROUEN
France
EU contribution
€ 282 750
Address
Avenue De L'université
76 801 Saint Etienne Du Rouvray
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 138 700
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 327 222,50
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 698 875
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 346 175
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 516 277,50
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 109 500
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
€ 257 000
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 255 000
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 140 500
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 105 201,25
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 112 772,50
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 948 951,25
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations