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Intelligent Design Methodologies for Low Pollutant Combustors for Aero-Engines

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.
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Coordinator

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Address

Eschenweg 11
15827 Blankenfelde-Mahlow

Germany

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 455 596,95

Administrative Contact

Eggels Ruud (Dr.)

Participants (20)

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MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 254 917,50

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 201 000

AVIO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 82 402,98

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES

France

EU Contribution

€ 227 544,50

MTU AERO ENGINES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 68 900

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

EU Contribution

€ 800 082,75

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 599 352,75

UNIVERSITE DE PAU ET DES PAYS DE L'ADOUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 93 000

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 187 560

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 240 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 96 735,60

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 184 536

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 345 750

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 345 000

Cambridge Flow Solutions Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 76 239,75

AVIOPROP SRL

Italy

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE ROUEN

France

EU Contribution

€ 229 321,20

ARTTIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 146 888

GE AVIO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 264 347,02

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 265586

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 May 2016

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 411 859,85

  • EU contribution

    € 4 899 175

Coordinated by:

ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG

Germany