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Engine LUBrication SYStem technologies

Engine LUBrication SYStem technologies

Objective

In aeronautics, gas turbine engines are equipped with lubrication systems whose function is to cool and lubricate the highly loaded rolling bearings and gearboxes. Current lubrication systems are based on architectures and technologies that have not much evolved for the last 30 years and that, despite advances made on components, have reached their technological limit. Future aero-engine requirements cannot be met neither by state-of-the-art lubrication systems nor by incremental improvement. ELUBSYS will design, develop and validate innovative technologies and architectures for aero-engine lubrication systems targeting increased efficiency and reduced cost, mass and engine Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC). The primary focus is around new brush seal technologies that offer the potential to improve engine propulsive efficiency by reducing bleed air losses whilst withstanding the aero-engine’s harsh environment. ELUBSYS will investigate the performance and endurance of brush seals; assess their impact on the thermal efficiency of lubrication systems and their external components and on oil quality. A secondary focus is the wider lubrication system including vent, scavenge, bearing chamber modelling and oil behaviour. Main objectives of the project are to: - Reduce engine SFC and related CO2 emissions by reducing by 60% the requirement for bleed air from the engine to seal the bearing chambers and by improving the thermal management of bearing chamber housings and ports - Reduce engine oil consumption by 60% - Optimise the architecture and performance of lubrication systems and thereby reduce their complexity and mass - Develop solutions to improve monitoring of engine oil quality and prevent coking in the lubrication system These goals will be achieved by a European consortium of Industry, Research centres, Academia and SMEs who will develop and validate these new lubrication technologies using modeling approaches and existing state-of-the-art test facilities.
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Coordinator

SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS

Address

Route De Liers 121
4041 Milmort

Belgium

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 287 900,50

Administrative Contact

Jérôme D'agruma (Mr.)

Participants (19)

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MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 295 150

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 122 250

Rolls Royce

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 92 705

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 371 186,50

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 912

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 59 950

PRATT & WHITNEY RZESZOW SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 85 000

ARTTIC IN BRUSSELS SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 237 394,10

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 754 943,20

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 86 025

SCHOLAI FREDERICKOU - FREDERICK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 253 140

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON

France

EU Contribution

€ 93 701

IMS bordeaux

France

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 465 003,60

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 369 086

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 211 872

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 143 200,50

UNIVERSITE DE MONS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 263 721,60

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE BORDEAUX

France

EU Contribution

€ 128 754

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233651

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 June 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 682 317,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 499 895

Coordinated by:

SAFRAN AERO BOOSTERS

Belgium