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Flutter-Free Turbomachinery Blades

Flutter-Free Turbomachinery Blades

Objective

FUTURE brings together European and international well reputed centres-of-excellence in order to reach major scientific & technical objectives in striving towards flutter-free turbomachine blades. By advancing the state-of-the-art in flutter prediction capabilities and design rules, the FUTURE project will lead to benefits in terms of decreased development cost, reduced weight and fuel consumption, and increased ability to efficiently manage flutter problems occurring on engines at service. Eight interconnected turbine and compressor experiments will be performed in the project, in combination with numerical modelling of vibrating blades and the related unsteady aerodynamics. Cascade experiments will be employed to study unsteady aerodynamic properties in detail. These tests are supporting more complex rotating turbomachinery tests (turbine and compressor) to study the addressed phenomenon in engine-typical environment. The knowledge from both component tests will be then condensed into “best practice” for both experimental and computational (CFD) set-ups, and will be used towards a combined effort of physical understanding of travelling waves and interferences between the vibrating structures and the surrounding fluid. The acquired knowledge is aimed to be employed by the aeroelastic specialists in the companies, research institutes and universities to identify updated and better aeromechanical design rules. In the process of reaching this unique knowledge status a sophisticated, not yet available, measuring technique will be developed, and a new excitation mechanism will be implemented as back-up to the free-flutter experiments. Furthermore, a unique database with combined structural and unsteady aerodynamic results will be established and made available for further dissemination among the partners. This database will contain significantly more detailed data than any other existing database in the world.
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Coordinator

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Address

Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm

Sweden

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 970 617

Administrative Contact

Torsten Fransson (Prof.)

Participants (25)

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MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 331 340

MTU AERO ENGINES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 327 130

AVIO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 253 200

SIEMENS INDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 146 642

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 322 116

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 163 583

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 199 812

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 200 552

ALSTOM POWER LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 105 388

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 80 537

SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 80 537

PCA ENGINEERS LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 115 196

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 225 164

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 336 966

FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS AERONAUTICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 561 406

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 409 564

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 651 880

STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 114 086

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 168 502

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 177

POLITECNICO DI TORINO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 158 214

ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 184 905

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 199 836

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 553 846

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 213414

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2008

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 10 790 680,40

  • EU contribution

    € 6 996 196

Coordinated by:

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden