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Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
Research Areas
  • Aeronautical engineering
In modern aircraft engine design, where the driving forces are increasing aircraft safety, lowering weight, raising performance and cost-effective manufacturing, the challenge is to optimize for conflicting aerodynamic and structural demands. Increasingly thinner, lighter, but more loaded blades substantially raise the vulnerability towards flow induced vibrations such as flutter, leading to a high damage potential. By advancing the state-of-the-art in flutter prediction capabilities and design rules, the FUTURE project will lead to short term benefits in terms of decreased development cost in current engine programs, reduced weight and thus fuel consumption, and increased ability to efficiently manage flutter problems occurring on engines at service. Mid-term and long-term benefits are that improved analysis and design aeromechanical methods for aggressive lightweight blade design are an enabling factor for high efficiency future environmental friendly aero engines and gas turbines with maintained safety. In combination with a reduced time-to-market the project outcomes will have a strong impact on the competitiveness for the European aero engine module and stationary gas turbines manufacturers participating in the project. The project will give the partners access to experimental data that are not available in any other company in the world. FUTURE brings together European and international well reputed centres-of-excellence in order to reach the scientific & technical objectives below: * Improved understanding of flutter based on state-of-the-art component and engine relevant experiments * Define design rules and criteria for aggressive lightweight bladings * Develop and validate state-of-the-art measurement techniques for aeromechanic experiments * Establish a world-wide unique data base with high-quality experimental aeroelastic results * Establishment of CFD Best Practice Guidelines for aeroelasticity in turbines and compressors * Establishment of Experimental Best Practice Guidelines for aeroelasticity in turbines and compressors
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Comision Europea
Entity Nationality
Sin nacionalidad
Entity size
Pequeña Empresa (11-50)
Granting date
  • Director: Carlos Martel Escobar (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Dinámica y estabilidad no lineal en ingeniería aeroespacial
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