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DEVILS (Development of Vhbr engines Innovative Lubrication System)

DEVILS (Development of Vhbr engines Innovative Lubrication System)

Objective

Aircraft Engines are normally assisted by a number of complementary systems that have to guarantee performance throughout the whole flight envelope of the aircrafts for which they are designed. Among these systems Oil lubrication and heat management system is the most important due to its roles:
• Remove the heat generated in the highly loaded rolling bearings and the gears found in the Engine power and accessory gearboxes
• Lubricate bearing and Power and Accessory gear boxes.
The current trend of developing aircraft engines that consume less fuel put a lot of pressure on the oil lubrication system cooling requirements due to higher speeds, loads and temperatures in engines. This is much more true for Very High By-pass Engines due to the integration of high-power gearboxes (allowing high by-pass ratio) and high-power starter-generators.
For this reason Engine manufacturer are deeply looking to innovative design for oil lubrication and heat management system implementing architectures that are able to meet the new cooling and lubricating requirements without negatively impacting the Engine weight or operational and maintenance costs.
The overall objective of project DEVILS Project is to research, develop and validate the robustness of a new variable oil flow approach towards the design an innovative variable flow oil pump to be integrated in a high performance aircraft lubrication systems architecture with the aim of reducing fuel and oil consumption.
Objective of DEVILS project is as well to research, implement and validate smart fault detection and health monitoring algorithms to assist the system in reducing oil low flow rate needs and prognostic functions.

Coordinator

PROTOM GROUP SPA

Address

Via Foro Buonaparte 70
20121 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 573 750

Participants (5)

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A.ABETE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 006 437,50

EURO.SOFT SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 428 875

TAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 374 687,50

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 319 375

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO II

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 195 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 737972

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 February 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 898 250

  • EU contribution

    € 2 898 250

Coordinated by:

PROTOM GROUP SPA

Italy