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Design for Performance - advanced powerplant architecture and integration

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Coordinator GKN AEROSPACE SWEDEN AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 9 690 359
Project duration July 2013 - August 2018
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The purpose was to simulate how the engines design and installation in the aircraft affects how forces and deformations arise and which demands this places on the engines larger structural components. The project had two main goals: to explore alternative configurations with the design space (Set Based Engineering), and to gain a better understanding of how requirements are set for future engine structures (Systems Engineering). The goal was to develop tools and improve ability to, through coupled thermo dynamic and termomechanic simulations.

Expected results and effects

Within this project the collaboration between different academic disciplines has been strengthened, Introduction and increased ability to assess engine architectures and their integration in aircraft. The project has delivered fundamental models for further adjustment and refinement in several projects as well as unique competence within multi-disciplinary couplings of thermodynamic engine performance, conceptual design and mechanical whole engine modeling.

Planned approach and implementation

The project was a collaboration between the Propulsion Systems cluster and the Value Driven Development cluster at GKN Aerospace together with Systems Engineering Design division and fluid dynamics division at Chalmers University of Technology. Scenarios was defined for coupled problems in engine architectures, followed by modeling and simulation activities where after validation was conducted by applying onto known and alternative engine configurations.

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Last updated 13 December 2018

Reference number 2013-01185

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