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Engine Representative Internal Cooling Knowledge and Applications

Engine Representative Internal Cooling Knowledge and Applications

Objective

The goal of ERICKA is to directly contribute to reductions in aircraft engine fuel consumption with a targeted contribution of 1% reduction in SFC relative to engines currently in service. The fuel efficiency of a jet engine used for aircraft propulsion is dependent on the performance of many key engine components. One of the most important is the turbine whose efficiency has a large influence on the engine fuel consumption and hence its CO2 emissions. The turbine must operate with high efficiency in the most hostile environment in the engine. The design of turbine cooling systems remains one of the most challenging processes in engine development. Modern high-pressure turbine cooling systems invariably combine internal convection cooling with external film cooling in complex flow systems whose individual features interact in complex ways. The heat transfer and cooling processes active are at the limit of current understanding and engine designers rely heavily on empirical tools and engineering judgement to produce new designs. ERICKA will provide a means of improving turbine blade cooling technology that will reduce turbine blade cooling mass-flow relative to that required using existing technology. A reduction in cooling mass-flow leads directly to improved component and engine efficiency. The improved technology for turbine cooling developed by ERICKA will also enable low NOx combustion chambers to be included in future engines. ERICKA will undertake research to furnish better understanding of the complex flows used to internally cool rotating turbine blades. This will be achieved by:- 1) Acquisition of high quality experimental data using static and rotating test facilities 2) Development of cooling design capability by enhancement of computer codes that will exploit these experimental data ERICKA groups 18 partners representing the European aero engine industry, five SMEs and a set of leading academic institutions.
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Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

Address

Buckingham Gate 62
Sw1e 6at London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 445 809

Administrative Contact

Cristian Orozco Piñeiro (Dr.)

Participants (19)

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MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 233 000

GENERAL ELECTRIC (SWITZERLAND) GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 202 500

GE AVIO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 87 459

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 200 850

MTU AERO ENGINES AG

Germany

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 110 622

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 151 280

CENTRE DE RECHERCHE EN AERONAUTIQUE ASBL - CENAERO

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 240 955

Cambridge Flow Solutions Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 231 750

ENGINSOFT SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 93 000

NUMERICAL MECHANICS APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 231 750

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 640 000

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 384 996

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 164 774

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 477 823

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 411 600

INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 103 200

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 290 900

AVIO SPA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 233799

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 946 748,50

  • EU contribution

    € 4 702 268

Coordinated by:

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom