Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

Participants : Vincent Perrier [responsible of the team contribution] , Pascal Bruel [substitute] , Simon Delmas [PhD] .

  • Program: Propulsion

  • Project acronym: IMPACT-AE

  • Project title: Intelligent Design Methodologies for Low Pollutant Combustors for Aero-Engines

  • Duration: 01/11/2011 - 31/05/2016

  • Coordinator: Roll Royce Deutschland

  • Other partners:

    • France: Insa of Rouen, ONERA, Snecma, Turbomeca.

    • Germany: Rolls-Royce Deutschland, MTU Aeo Engine Gmbh, DLR, Technology Institute of Karlsruhe, University of Bundeswehr (Munich)

    • Italy: AVIOPROP SRL, AVIO S.P.A., University of Florence

    • United Kingdom: Rolls Royce PLC, Cambridge University, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medecine, Loughborough University.

  • Abstract: The environmental benefits of low emission 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 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 emission 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 contribution of our team is to create with AeroSol a direct numerical simulations (DNS) database relevant to the configuration of film cooling for subsequent improvement of RANS based simulations of isothermal and non isothermal wall flows with discrete mass transfer.