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3D MUltidisciplinary tools for the Simulation of In-flight iCing due to High Altitude Ice Crystals

Objective

Icing is a major hazard for aviation safety. In the last decades an additional risk has been identified when flying in clouds with high concentrations of ice-crystals where ice accretion may occur on warm parts of the engine core, resulting in engine incidents such as loss of engine thrust, strong vibrations, blade damage, or even the inability to restart engines. Performing physical engine tests in icing wind tunnels is extremely challenging, expensive and currently limited to partial tests for engine components.

The need for the European aeronautics industry to use numerical simulation tools able to accurately predict ICI (Ice Crystal Icing) is therefore urgent and paramount, especially regarding the development of the new generation engines (UHBR, CROR, ATP) which are expected to be even more sensitive to the ICI threat than current in-service engines and for which comparative analysis methods will not be applicable any more.
MUSIC-HAIC will complete the development of ICI models, implement them in existing industrial 3D multi-disciplinary tools, and perform extensive validation of the new ICI numerical capability through comparison of numerical results with both academic and industrial experimental data.

The resulting capability will allow the replacement of physical tests by cheaper virtual tests, which would be easier to configure and run permitting substantial gains in development costs and allowing more design choices to be explored and de-risked.

Most importantly, MUSIC-haic will provide the aeronautical sector with the confidence to move away from a step-by-step incremental evolution of engine design to a more radical breakthrough approach, because the ability to simulate the behaviour of ICI on these designs with a high degree of confidence will be available. This will reinforce the competitiveness of the European aircraft and engine manufacturers. MUSIC-haic will also enhance the expertise of the scientific and research community on ICI.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/crystals
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-MG-2017-Two-Stages
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 957 142,50

Participants (12)

C.I.R.A. CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 645 000
Address
Via Maiorise
81043 Capua
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BRAUNSCHWEIG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 621 000
Address
Universitaetsplatz 2
38106 Braunschweig
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 613 500
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FEDERAL STATE UNITARY ENTERPRISE THE CENTRAL AEROHYDRODYNAMIC INSTITUTE NAMED AFTER PROF. N.E. ZHUKOVSKY
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zhukovsky Str 1
140180 Zhukovsky
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 345 930
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 291 040
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 736,25
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 240 937,50
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 188 371,25
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DASSAULT AVIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 260 848,75
Address
9 Rond Point Champs-elysees-marcel Dassault
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ANDHEO
France
EU contribution
€ 131 751,25
Address
29 Avenue De La Division Leclerc Onera Centre De Chatillon
92320 Chatillon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 286 365
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)