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Robust aerofoils in modern gas turbines

Objective

Over the next twenty years, the civil engine market will be worth $500 billon. Success in this market will depend on the engine markers' ability to provide more reliable and more cost effective aero gas turbines. The present proposal addresses the problem of how to design robust aerofoils to fully benefit from new technologies, such as bladed disc, and meet the priorities of Key Action 4, New Perspectives in Aeronautics, aimed to enhance the industry competitiveness. The approach considered will generate lifting methodologies able to quantify the fatigue performance associated with modern aerofoil design, surface condition and foreign object damage resistance. Central to this is the development of a novel test technique and its implementation across partnership. The consortium comprises eight European engine manufacturers that will gain immediate access to the technique and methods and will set new standard across the European industry, two research institutes, one SME and one University will bring key specific skills and will co-ordinate their efforts with the engine makers to deliver modern lifting methodologies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ROLLS ROYCE PLC
Address
Moor Lane
DE24 8BJ Derby
United Kingdom

Participants (10)

AVIO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso 145
10135 Torino (Turin)
FUNDACION INASMET - ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGATION METALURGICA DEL PAIS VASCO
Spain
Address
Camino De Potuetxe 12
20009 San Sebastian
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES SA
Spain
Address
300,Parque Technologico 300
48170 Zamudio
INTEGRATED AEROSPACE SCIENCES CORPORATION O.E.
Greece
Address
7,Agias Glikerias St. 7
111 47 Athens
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Muenchen
PROGESA S.P.A - CENTRO SERVIZI CAD CAM
Italy
Address
Via Privata De Vitalis, 24
25124 Brescia
QINETIQ LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
SNECMA MOTEURS SA
France
Address
Site De Villaroche, Rond Point Rene Ravaud - Reau
77550 Moissy Cramayel
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Parks Road
OX1 3PJ Oxford
VOLVO AERO CORPORATION AB
Sweden
Address

461 81 Trollhaettan