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Soot Processes and Radiation in Aeronautical inNOvative combustors

SOPRANO

Soot Processes and Radiation in Aeronautical inNOvative combustors

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2015_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

For decades, most of the aviation research activities have been focused on the reduction of noise and NOx and CO2 emissions. However, emissions from aircraft gas turbine engines of non-volatile PM, consisting primarily of soot particles, are of international concern today. Despite the lack of knowledge toward soot formation processes and characterization in terms of mass and size, engine manufacturers have now to deal with both gas and particles emissions. Furthermore, heat transfer understanding, that is also influenced by soot radiation, is an important matter for the improvement of the combustor’s durability, as the key point when dealing with low-emissions combustor architectures is to adjust the air flow split between the injection system and the combustor’s walls. The SOPRANO initiative consequently aims at providing new elements of knowledge, analysis and improved design tools, opening the way to:

  • Alternative designs of combustion systems for future aircrafts that will enter into service after 2025 capable of simultaneously reducing gaseous pollutants and particles,
  • Improved liner lifetime assessment methods.

Therefore, the SOPRANO project will deliver more accurate experimental and numerical methodologies for predicting the soot emissions in academic or semi-technical combustion systems. This will contribute to enhance the comprehension of soot particles formation and their impact on heat transfer through radiation. In parallel, the durability of cooling liner materials, related to the walls air flow rate, will be addressed by heat transfer measurements and predictions. Finally, the expected contribution of SOPRANO is to apply these developments in order to determine the main promising concepts, in the framework of current low-NOx technologies, able to control the emitted soot particles in terms of mass and size over a large range of operating conditions without compromising combustor’s liner durability and performance toward NOx emissions.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Lead Organisation: 

Safran Sa

Address: 
2 Boulevard Du Gal Martial Valin
75015 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€535,635
Partner Organisations: 

Institut National Des Sciences Appliquees De Rouen

Address: 
Place Emile Blondel
76 801 SAINT ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY
France
EU Contribution: 
€282,750

Imperial College Of Science Technology And Medicine

Address: 
Exhibition Road, South Kensington
LONDON
SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€327,223

Safran Aircraft Engines

Address: 
2 Bvd Du General Martial-Valin
75724 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€140,500

Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co Kg

Address: 
Eschenweg 11
15827 BLANKENFELDE-MAHLOW
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€255,000

Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze

Address: 
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€398,750

Safran Helicopter Engines

Address: 
Avenue Du President Szydlowski
64510 Bordes
France
EU Contribution: 
€105,201

Office National D' Etudes Et De Recherches Aérospatiales

Address: 
29, avenue de la Division Leclerc
BP72 CHÂTILLON CEDEX
France
EU Contribution: 
€948,951

Deutsches Zentrum Fr Luft Und Raumfahrt E.v

Address: 
Linder Hhe
12489 KLN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€1,138,700

Centre Europeen De Recherche Et De Formation Avancee En Calcul Scientifique

Address: 
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
France
EU Contribution: 
€466,750

Karlsruher Institut Fuer Technologie

Address: 
Kaiserstrasse
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€698,875

Loughborough University

Address: 
Ashby Road
Loughborough
LE11 3TU
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€516,278

Ge Avio Srl

Address: 
Via Papa Giovanni Xxiii 9
28062 Cameri
Italy
EU Contribution: 
€189,250

Rolls Royce Plc

Address: 
65 Buckingham gate
LONDON
SW1E 6AT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€257,000

Mtu Aero Engines

Address: 
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€109,500

Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

Address: 
3 rue Michel-Ange
75794 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€346,175

General Electric Deutschland Holding Gmbh

Address: 
BLEICHSTRASSE 64-66
60313 FRANKFURT AM MAIN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€112,773
Technologies: 
Development phase: