Engine Module Validators (ENOVAL)
Research Project , 2013 – 2017

The ENOVAL project will provide the next step of engine technologies to achieve and surpass the ACARE 2020 goals on the way towards Flightpath 2050. ENOVAL completes the European 7th Framework Programme (FP7) roadmap of Level 2 aero engine projects. ENOVAL will focus on the low pressure system of ultra-high by-pass ratio propulsion systems (12 < BPR < 20) in conjunction with ultra high overall pressure ratio (50 < OPR < 70) to provide significant reductions in CO2 emissions in terms of fuel burn (-3% to -5%) and engine noise (-1.3 ENPdB). ENOVAL will focus on ducted geared and non-geared turbofan engines, which are amongst the best candidates for the next generation of short/medium range and long range commercial aircraft applications with an entry into service date of 2025 onward. The expected fan diameter increase of 20 to 35% (vs. year 2000 reference engine) is significant and can be accommodated within the limits of a conventional aircraft configuration. It is in line with the roadmap of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 to have the technologies ready for Optimised conventional aircraft and engines using best fuel efficiency and noise control technologies, where UHBR propulsion systems are expressively named as a key technology. ENOVAL will be established in a consistent series of Level 2 projects in conjunction with LEMCOTEC for core engine technologies, E-BREAK for system technologies for enabling ultra high OPR engines, and OPENAIR for noise reduction technologies. Finally, ENOVAL will prepare the way towards maturing the technology and preparing industrialisation in coordination with past and existing aero-engine initiatives in Europe at FP7 and national levels.


Tomas Grönstedt (contact)

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Fluid Dynamics

Olivier Petit

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Fluid Dynamics

Carlos Xisto

Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2), Fluid Dynamics


Aircelle Sa

Gonfreville L'orcher, France


Paris, France


Torino, Italy

Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Munchen, Germany

Brandenburg University of Technology

Cottbus, Germany

Brandenburg University of Technology

Cottbus, Germany

Bundeswehr University Munich

München, Germany

CEIT - Centre of Studies and Technical Research

San Sebastian, Spain

Centre de Recherche en Aeronautique Asbl (Cenaero)

Gosselies, Belgium

Centro de Tecnologías Aeronáuticas (CTA)

Minano (Alava), Spain

Ecole Centrale De Lyon

Ecully Cedex, France

Ergon Research

Firenze, Italy

Federalnoe Gosudarstvennoe Unitarnoe Predpriyatie Centralnii Institutaviacionogo Motorostroeniya Imeni Pi Baranova

Moskva, Russia

GE Avio

Rivalta Di Torino, Italy

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Trollhättan, Sweden

Global Design Technology Sa

Liege (Angleur), Belgium

Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace

Toulouse, France


Zamudio-Vizcaya, Spain

Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa J M A S Coop

Arrasate, Spain

National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Office national d'etudes et de recherches aerospatiales (ONERA)

Chatillon, France

Progesa S R L

Brescia, Italy

Rolls-Royce PLC

London, United Kingdom


Paris, France

Societe Lorraine De Construction Aeronautique

Florange, France


Kista, Sweden

Technical University of Madrid

Madrid, Spain

Technische Universität Graz

Graz, Austria

Techspace Aero

Milmort Herstal, Belgium


Bordes, France

University of Cambridge

Cambridge, United Kingdom

University of Florence

Florence, Italy

University of Southampton

Southampton, United Kingdom


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/604999
Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2017

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