Engine Breakthrough Components and Subsystems (E-BREAK)
Research Project , 2012 – 2016

Future aero engines will need to be more efficient and contribute to the reduction on environmental impact of air transportation. They must reach some standards of performance by reducing emissions and creating some savings on operation costs.EIMG consortium has launched since several years some initiatives to develop future engines in the frame of the European Committee research programmes.Within different project such as DREAM, VITAL, NEWAC or LEMCOTEC, EIMG is ensuring the development of innovative technologies in order to further reduce the fuel burn, emissions and noise.In order to ensure the technological breakthrough, future aero-engines will have higher overall pressure ratios (OPR) to increase thermal efficiency and will have higher bypass ratios (BPR) to increase propulsive efficiency. These lead to smaller and hotter high pressure cores.As core engine technologies have been addressed in the previous project, E-BREAK project will ensure the mandatory evolution of sub-systems.It is indeed required for enabling integration of engine with new core technologies to develop adequate technologies for sub-systems. E-BREAK will aim to adapt sub-systems to new constraints of temperature and pressure.The overall picture of these initiatives bring all technology bricks to a TRL level ensuring the possibility to integrate them in a new aero engines generation before 2020.In its 2020 vision, ACARE aims to reduce by 50% per passenger kilometer CO2 emissions with an engine contribution targeting a decrease by 15 to 20% of the SFC. NOX emissions would have to be reduced by 80 % and efforts need to be made on other emissions.E-BREAK will be an enabler of the future UHOPR integrated engine development, completing efforts done in previous or in on-going Level 2 programs.


Tomas Grönstedt (contact)

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


AAC Microtec

Uppsala, Sweden


Paris, France

Alstom Power

Rugby, United Kingdom


Torino, Italy

Bauhaus Luftfahrt

Munchen, 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


Eindhoven, Netherlands

Ecole Nationale D'ingenieurs De Tarbes

Tarbes, France

Enginsoft Spa

Trento, Italy

GE Avio

Rivalta Di Torino, Italy

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

Ghent university

Gent, Belgium

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Trollhättan, Sweden

HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil

Rapperswil, Switzerland

Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace

Toulouse, France

Instytut Maszyn Przeplywowych im Roberta Szewalskiego Polskiej Akademii Nauk - IMP PAN

Gdansk, Poland


Zamudio-Vizcaya, Spain

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Karlsruhe, Germany

MTU Aero Engines

Munchen, Germany

National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR)

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

Chatillon, France

Polytechnic University of Milan

Milano, Italy

Polytechnic University of Turin

Torino, Italy

Rolls-Royce Deutschland

Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany

Rolls-Royce PLC

London, United Kingdom

RWTH Aachen University

Aachen, Germany


Paris, France

Sulzer Metco

Wohlen, Switzerland

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Darmstadt, Germany

Technische Universität Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Techspace Aero

Milmort Herstal, Belgium


Bordes, France

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Bruxelles, Belgium

University of Genoa

Genova, Italy

University of Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

University of Southampton

Southampton, United Kingdom

University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard

Belfort, France

Uppsala University

Uppsala, Sweden

WSK PZL - Rzeszow

Rzeszow, Poland


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/FP7/314366
Funding Chalmers participation during 2012–2016

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