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Ultra Low emission Technology Innovations for Mid-century Aircraft Turbine Engines

ULTIMATE

Ultra Low emission Technology Innovations for Mid-century Aircraft Turbine Engines

Call for proposal: 
H2020-MG-2014_TwoStages
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

With the ULTIMATE project five experienced research groups and four major European engine manufacturers will develop innovative propulsion systems to fulfil the SRIA 2050 key challenges. One of the most challenging targets is the 75% reduction in energy consumption and CO2-emissions. Technologies currently at TRL 3-5, cannot achieve this aim. It is estimated that around a 30% reduction must come from radical innovations now being at lower TRL. Thus, European industry needs synergetic breakthrough technologies for every part of the air transport system, including the airframe, propulsion and power.

 

The ULTIMATE project singles out the major loss sources in a state of the art turbofan (combustor irreversibility, core exhaust heat, bypass exhaust kinetic energy). These are then used to categorize breakthrough technologies (e.g. piston topping, intercooling & exhaust heat exchangers, and advanced propulsor & integration concepts). This classification approach gives a structured way to combine and explore synergies between the technologies in the search for ultralow CO2, NOx and noise emissions. The most promising combinations of radical technologies will then be developed for a short range European and a long range intercontinental advanced tube and wing aircraft.

 

Through the EU projects VITAL, NEWAC, DREAM, LEMCOTEC, E-BREAK and ENOVAL, the ULTIMATE partners have gained the most comprehensive experience in Europe on conception and evaluation of advanced aero engine architectures. Existing tools, knowledge and models will be used to perform optimization and evaluation against the SRIA targets to mature the technologies to TRL 2. Road maps will be set up to outline the steps to develop the technologies into products and bring them onto the market. These road maps will also provide a way forward for future European propulsion and aviation research.

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

Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Ab

Address: 
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41296 GOTHENBURG
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€650,000
Partner Organisations: 

Safran Aircraft Engines

Address: 
2 Bvd Du General Martial-Valin
75724 Paris
France
EU Contribution: 
€99,844

Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis

Address: 
KEDEA BUILDING, TRITIS SEPTEMVRIOU, ARISTOTLE UNIV CAMPUS
54636 THESSALONIKI
Greece
EU Contribution: 
€380,000

Institut Superieur De L'aeronautique Et De L'espace

Address: 
AVENUE EDOUARD BELIN 10
31055 TOULOUSE
France
EU Contribution: 
€400,000

Bauhaus Luftfahrt Ev

Address: 
Boltzmannstraße
85748 Garching Near Munich
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€420,000

Arttic

Address: 
58A rue du Dessous des Berges
75013 PARIS
France
EU Contribution: 
€187,578

Gkn Aerospace Sweden Ab

Address: 
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46181 Trollhaettan
Sweden
EU Contribution: 
€150,000

Cranfield Aerospace Limited

Address: 
Cranfield University Campus Hangar 2
Cranfield
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€550,700

Rolls Royce Plc

Address: 
65 Buckingham gate
LONDON
SW1E 6AT
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€100,000

Mtu Aero Engines

Address: 
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 MUENCHEN
Germany
EU Contribution: 
€200,000
Technologies: 
Development phase: