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Thrust Reverser Unit flow visualization

Objective

Thrust Reverser Unit flow visualization – TRUflow will develop novel measurement techniques for the visualization and evaluation of reverse flow interactions with fan aerodynamics in short slim engine nacelle designs applicable to the next generation of ultra-high bypass ratio (UHBR) aero engines. UHBR engine architectures offer increased propulsive efficiency through operation at reduced specific thrust, enabled by increased engine diameter. This poses challenges, both in terms of the aerodynamics of the isolated nacelle, and the potential for interference effects between the different engine components such as the Thrust Reverser Unit (TRU). TRUflow will initially investigate several visualization techniques using a static demonstrator as a workbench for these measurement techniques. Following this investigation, a Wind Tunnel Test (WTT) will be carried out aiming to prove the efficacy of these techniques. In parallel, TRUflow will develop and verify a numerical methodology for the evaluation of TRU cascades. The numerical and experimental data will be fused together to generate a reduced order model of the TRU unit suitable for design.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aeronautical engineering
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft

Call for proposal

H2020-CS2-CFP08-2018-01
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Funding Scheme

CS2-RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AIRCRAFT RESEARCH ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Address
Manton Lane
MK41 7PF Bedford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 413 423,75

Participants (2)

RUAG Schweiz AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 732 248,75
Address
Seetalstrasse 175
6032 Emmen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 369 132,50
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments