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Non-Intrusive Flow distortion measurements within a Turbofan Intake

Project description

Real-time measurement of air intake distortion in aero-engines

Complex air intake designs for very high bypass ratio turbofans cause notable distortion at the fan face during aircraft take-off. This can adversely affect engine performance, structural integrity and safety margin, with potentially catastrophic consequences for the entire propulsion system. Current techniques for aero-engine testing and certification are limited by low spatial resolution and their intrusive nature. The EU-funded NIFTI project will overcome these challenges by developing a non-intrusive technique that should provide real-time data with at least one order of magnitude higher spatial resolution than current methods. Theoretical and experimental results are expected to help unlock the complex aerodynamics of closely coupled fan-intake systems and aid future designs of stall-tolerant aero-engines.

Coordinator

STICHTING DUITS-NEDERLANDSE WINDTUNNELS
Net EU contribution
€ 1 414 324,00
Address
Voorsterweg 31
8316 PR Marknesse
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Flevoland Flevoland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 1 414 324,00

Participants (3)

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 177 355,00
Address
College Road
MK43 0AL Cranfield - Bedfordshire

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Region
East of England Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Central Bedfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 177 355,00
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 119 753,00
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London

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Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 119 753,00
LAVISION GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 538 568,00
Address
Anna Vandenhoeck Ring 19
37081 Goettingen

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Niedersachsen Braunschweig Göttingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 538 568,00