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DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED ACTUATION CONCEPTS TO PROVIDE A STEP CHANGE IN TECHNOLOGY USED IN FUTURE AERO-ENGINE CONTROL SYSTEMS (ADVACT)

Objective

Major strides have been made in monitoring and control for gas turbines engines. Very little has changed in what is physically controlled or the actuator mechanisms themselves. Variables on civil aircraft remain largely restricted to fuel input, guide vanes and bleed valves. All other components redesigned as a compromise between efficiency at different operating conditions and the need to maintains table operation over the entire operating range. Recent developments in available actuation mechanisms have been identified as providing many opportunities for new control functions that could provide a major step change in the capabilities of the machines. Internal company reviews and internationally reported programmes have identified many control functions and mechanisms that could be used. Just one application of these technologies has already been identified as saving 0.3M Euro per aircraft year on transatlantic flights and a fleet CO2reduction of 8M Tonnes per year by 2020There is a continual push to improve system performance for a number of commercial and legislative objectives. These can be largely grouped as cost, competitive position and environmental impact. Advanced Actuation will help to address these issues with improved engine performance. To achieve this there is a need for imaginative research into the basic technologies that have already been identified and extensive studies to consider the manufacturing, operational and environmental issues.

The programme has three main elements;

Quantify the performance and operational benefits of extended actuation capabilities.

Research into selected technologies for the gas turbine environment (MEMS, SMA, Advanced Electromagnetics, Boundary Layer Manipulation and Active Vibration Control).

Evaluate the selected technologies in key applications (egg. variable nozzle, "virtual" VGV, tip seals)

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

ROLLS ROYCE PLC
Address
Buckingham Gate 65
London
United Kingdom

Participants (17)

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Muenchen
SNECMA SA
France
Address
2 Bd Du General Martial-valin
Paris
AVIO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso 145
986895/CF086180 Torino
AVIO S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso, 145
Torino
UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Address
Western Bank, Firth Court
Sheffield
TURBOMECA SA
France
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
Bordes (Bizanos)
UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Edgbaston
Birmingham
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
Address
Mommsenstr. 13
Dresden
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
Avenue De Rangueil 135
Toulouse
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
287 Paris
INDUSTRIA
France
Address
Avenue Clara 28
Le Plessis Trevise
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
Address
Av De La Division Leclerc, 29
Chatillon
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
Torino (Turin)
CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Silsoe
Cranfield, Bedford
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
Address
Chaussee De Waterloo 72
Rhode-st-genese
DAIMLER CHRYSLER AG
Germany
Address
Epplestrasse 225
Stuttgart