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Intelligent Design Methodologies for Low Pollutant Combustors for Aero-Engines

Objective

The environmental benefits of low emissions lean burn technology in reducing NOx emissions up to 80% will only be effective when these are deployed to a large range of new aero-engine applications. While integrating and developing low emission combustion design rules, IMPACT-AE will deliver novel combustor design methodologies for advanced engine architectures and thermodynamic cycles. It will support European engine manufacturers to pick up and keep pace with the US competitors, being already able to exploit their new low emission combustion technology to various engine applications with short turn-around times. Key element of the project will be the development and validation of design methods for low emissions combustors to reduce NOx and CO emissions by an optimization of the combustor aero-design process. Preliminary combustor design tools will be coupled with advanced parametrisation and automation tools. Improved heat transfer and NOx models will increase the accuracy of the numerical prediction. The advanced representation of low emission combustors and the capability to investigate combustor scaling effects allow an efficient optimisation of future combustors targeting a cut of combustor development time by 50%. IMPACT-AE is split into four technical work packages: WP1‘Development of smart design methodologies for clean combustion’ as central WP to deliver the new methodology for combustor design, WP2’Modelling and design of advanced combustor wall cooling concepts’ for combustor liner design definition as key technology area, WP3’Technology validation by detailed flame diagnostics’ to substantiate fuel injector design rules implemented into the design methodology and WP4’Methodology demonstration for efficient low NOx combustors’ will validate the combustor design. The consortium consists of all major aero-engine manufactures in Europe, 7 universities and 3 research establishments with recognised experience in low emission combustion research and 10 SMEs.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

FP7-AAT-2010-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
Address
Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-mahlow
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 455 596,95
Administrative Contact
Eggels Ruud (Dr.)

Participants (20)

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse, 665
80995 Muenchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Servaty (Mr.)
SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 254 917,50
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Houël (Mr.)
ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 201 000
Address
Kings Place 90 York Way
N1 9FX London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dave Bone (Mr.)
AVIO SPA

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 82 402,98
Address
Via Antonio Salandra N18
00187 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)
SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
France
EU contribution
€ 227 544,50
Address
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pascale Seyres (Ms.)
MTU AERO ENGINES AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 68 900
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stephan Servaty (Mr.)
OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES
France
EU contribution
€ 800 082,75
Address
Chemin De La Huniere
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Michel Goulon (Mr.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 599 352,75
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Muhlack (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR
France
EU contribution
€ 93 000
Address
Avenue De L'universite
64000 Pau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Alban Oules (Mr.)
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 187 560
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Zbornik (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Pfitzner (Prof.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 735,60
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 536
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renata Schaeffer (Ms.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 345 750
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Facchini (Prof.)
Cambridge Flow Solutions Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 239,75
Address
163 Mill Road
CB1 3AN Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
William Dawes (Prof.)
AVIOPROP SRL

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Via Papa Giovanni Xxiii 9
28062 Cameri
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Prandi (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE ROUEN
France
EU contribution
€ 229 321,20
Address
Avenue De L'université
76 801 Saint Etienne Du Rouvray
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Vander Eecken (Ms.)
ARTTIC
France
EU contribution
€ 146 888
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Papon (Dr.)
GE AVIO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 264 347,02
Address
Via I Maggio 99
10040 Rivalta Di Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Massimo Negro (Dr.)