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Toward Innovative Methods for Combustion Prediction in Aero-Engines

Objective

The aim of the TIMECOP-AE project is to provide the necessary combustion prediction methods that enable the development of practical advanced combustion systems for future engines that will reduce emission levels and fuel consumption. Predictive tools are required to be able to reduce NOx emissions, to decrease the development time and costs of new combustion systems and to improve the operability of lean-burn combustion systems.

All promising approaches to satisfy future emission levels regulations are based on lean combustion technology. However, lean combustion compromises combustor operability, including ignition, altitude re-light, pull-away, weak extinction performance and thermo-acoustic instability behaviour. It is of prime importance to evaluate this transient behaviour in the design stage to ensure good operability. Without these tools the development of these advanced combustion systems will depend on many rig tests.

These are costly and time consuming and will reduce our competitiveness. During the last five years big advances have been made in the field of reactive Large Eddy Simulation (LES) with gaseous fuels. This approach gives promising results with respect to turbulence modelling and can be used to model unsteady processes. Within this proposal the LES tools will gain the capability for modelling the combustion process within conventional and Low Emission combustors over a wide range of operating conditions on liquid fuels.

The operating conditions include mentioned transient phenomena. To be able to model these phenomena improvements are required in the models of turbulence, chemistry, turbulence-chemistry interactions, and liquid spray models. The methods and models will be evaluated against high quality validation data, which will be obtained by several validation experiments. Some are designed to validate specific models, and one is a generic combustor, representative of an aero-engine combustor, and permits to assess the full range of models.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-AERO-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

TURBOMECA S.A.
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
Bordes
France

Participants (22)

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
Address
Eschenweg 11
1536 Blankenfelde-mahlow
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
65 Buckingham Gate
London
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
Muenchen
SNECMA
France
Address
2, Boulevard Du General Martial Valin
Paris
AVIO SPA
Italy
Address
Strada Del Drosso 145
Torino
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AÉROSPATIALES'
France
Address
Avenue De La Division Leclerc N° 29
BP72 Châtillon
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.
Germany
Address
Linder Hoehe
Köln
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
6, Allee Emile Monso
BP34038 Toulouse
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Unicite - 14 Rue Alfred Kastler
Caen
CENTRALE RECHERCHE SA
France
Address
Grande Voie Des Vignes
Chatenay-malabry
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
Greece
Address

1527 Heraklion
IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES
France
Address
1 Et 4, Avenue Du Bois-préau
Rueil- Malmaison
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT DARMSTADT
Germany
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
Darmstadt
UNIVERSITY OF KARLSRUHE, INSTITUT FÜR THERMISCHE STRÖMUNGSMASCHINEN
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
6980 Karlsruhe
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
Address
Den Dolech 2
513 Eindhoven
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
Exhibition Road
London
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Ashby Rd.
Loughborough
CZESTOCHOWA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
H. Dabrowskiego 69
Czestochowa
DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICS AND AERONAUTICS, UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Via Eudossiana, 18
Roma
CENTRE EUROPEEN POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LA FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCULS SCIENTIFIQUES
France
Address
42, Avenue Gaspard Coriolis
Toulouse
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONES ENERGETICAS, MEDIOAMBIENTALES Y TECNOLOGICAS
Spain
Address
Avda. Complutense, 22
Madrid