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Lightweight Innovative Generator for Future Air Transportation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821399

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 599 870

  • EU contribution

    € 599 870

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

Objective

LIFT will deliver a beyond state of the art solution for lightweight non-active components for a megawatt range electrical machine proposed for Clean Sky 2 Large Passenger Aircraft IADP work package 1.6.1 as defined in the Topic Description JTI-CS2-2017-CfP07-01-4.

As stated in the Topic Description, the non-active parts of electrical machines contribute to 30-40% of the weight of the machine. LIFT proposes a number of solutions to reduce the mass and the weight of these non-active parts ranging from using composites or metal foams to corrugated structures that are all within the expertise of the University of Nottingham. In total, our preliminary workings illustrate that it is possible to deliver a mass and weight saving of at least 50% using a combination of technologies without significantly diminishing performance.

As a result of the research and innovation activities within the project, UNOTT foresees the generation of new knowledge in the following areas:
· An innovative MW-class generator with a record power density in excess of 25kW/kg will be developed
· Innovative thermal management systems will be developed exploiting the voids within lightweight materials
· A new family of lower-noise e-machines will be incepted, taking advantage of the voids within lightweight materials
· Development of novel mechanical models and advanced manufacturing methods for cylindrical lattice materials as required for e-machine designs, backed up by experimental testing
· The power density boundaries and limitations charts for future aerospace PM machines will be established for different speeds

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

Address

University Park
Ng7 2rd Nottingham

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 599 870

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 821399

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2018

  • End date

    31 October 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 599 870

  • EU contribution

    € 599 870

Coordinated by:

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom