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Full Aero-thermal Combustor-Turbine interactiOn Research

Objective

To achieve lower Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) and CO2/NOx emissions, modern turbomachineries operate at high velocities and high temperature conditions. The lack of confidence in the prediction of combustor-turbine interactions leads to apply extra safety margins on components design. Therefore, the understanding of combustor-turbine flow field interactions is mandatory to preserve High Pressure Turbine (HPT) life and performance when optimising the design of new HPT. The FACTOR objective is to optimise the combustor turbine interactions design to develop low-cost turbines and reduce SFC by 2%, HPT weight by 1.5% and accordingly engine cost by 3% compared to the results from the TATEF2 and AITEB2 projects.
To achieve this objective, FACTOR will develop and exploit an innovative test infrastructure coupling a combustor simulator with a HPT for aerodynamic and aerothermal measurements. The infrastructure will improve the knowledge of aerothermal external flows since the inlet profile of the turbine and the secondary flows will be modelled and optimised together in the same facility, under engine representative conditions. Collected data will be fed into the design techniques and simulation software used to optimise HPT components. In parallel, the use of advanced CFD (e.g. LES or DES) will provide new knowledge on wall temperature and heat transfer predictions. This will be particularly important to design future combustor-turbine systems in an integrated manner, especially for the next generation of lean burn combustion systems having complex and severe flow constraints.
By optimising the combustor-HPT interaction, FACTOR project will contribute to achieving the 50% CO2 and 80% NOx reductions ACARE 2020 environmental objectives. FACTOR will also strengthen the competitiveness of the European aeroengine industry by making available a new test infrastructure with experimental abilities beyond those of the US.

Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1
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SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
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Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
France

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles Chuc (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 275 301

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AVIO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 55 256,75
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Via Antonio Salandra N18
00187 Roma

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Massimo Negro (Dr.)
CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DEFORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 148 468
Address
Avenue G Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse Cedex

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Dominique Roffi (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 416 170,24
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln

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Michael Schöpe (Mr.)
GLOBAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGY SA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 110 737
Address
Avenue De L'expansion 7
4432 Alleur

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Fabien Renard (Mr.)
ILA INTELLIGENT LASER APPLICATIONS GMBH
Germany
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€ 52 348
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Karl-heinz-beckurts Strasse 13
52428 Julich

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Heike Dues (Ms.)
INSTYTUT MASZYN PRZEPLYWOWYCH IM ROBERTA SZEWALSKIEGO POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK - IMP PAN
Poland
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€ 155 235,70
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Ul. Fiszera 14
80-231 Gdansk

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Krystyna Kordus (Ms.)
INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES S.A.U.
Spain
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€ 95 394
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Parque Tecnologico De Zamudio 300
48170 Zamudio-vizcaya

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Alfonso Alba (Mr.)
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 96 118
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen

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Stephan Servaty (Mr.)
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

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Germany
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Dachauer Strasse, 665
80995 Muenchen

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Stephan Servaty (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
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€ 95 546
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Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau

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Mikaël Orain (Dr.)
PROGESA S.R.L.
Italy
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€ 392 392
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Via Romolo Gessi 37
25135 Brescia

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Enrico Feraboli (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Germany
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€ 138 151
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Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow

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Arne Sturm (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
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€ 147 588
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Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London

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David Bone (Mr.)
SIEMENS ENERGY AB
Sweden
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€ 97 020
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Slottsvaegen 2
612 83 Finspang

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Bengt Gudmundsson (Dr.)
SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
France
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€ 153 414
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Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes

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Pascale Seyres (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 257 264
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Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Keith Cann (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
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€ 209 897
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Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence

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Bruno Facchini (Prof.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
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€ 292 187,70
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Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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Linda Polik (Ms.)
GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB
Sweden
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€ 89 880,99
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46181 Trollhaettan

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Hans Abrahamsson (Dr.)
VON KARMAN INSTITUTE FOR FLUID DYNAMICS
Belgium
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€ 257 246
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Chaussee De Waterloo 72
1640 Rhode Saint Genese

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Tony Arts (Prof.)
PRATT & WHITNEY RZESZOW SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
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€ 71 925,50
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Ulica Hetmanska 120
35078 Rzeszow

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Robert Haligowski (Mr.)
ARTTIC
France
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€ 230 296
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39 Rue Des Mathurins
75008 Paris

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Eric Papon (Mr.)
GE AVIO SRL
Italy
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€ 56 108,12
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Via I Maggio 99
10040 Rivalta Di Torino

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Massimo Negro (Dr.)