Design for performance – advanced powerplant architecture and integration

The next generation of aircraft engines will meet an increasingly complex set of requirements including higher goals on energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, as well as adaptability to a variety of aircraft while utilizing the same engine technology.

This project aims to simulate how the engines design and installation in the aircraft affects how forces and deformations arise and resulting demands on the engines´ larger structural components.

The project has two goals:

To explore alternative configurations with the design space (Set Based Engineering),
To gain a better understanding of how requirements are set for future engine structures (Systems Engineering).

Project leaders: Anders Lundbladh (GKN), Hans Johannesson (PPD, Chalmers)

Participants

Tomas Grönstedt (contact)

Professor at Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Ola Isaksson

Professor at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Hans L Johannesson

Professor at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Visakha Raja

Doktorand at Product and Production Development, Product Development

Rikard Söderberg

Professor at Product and Production Development

Collaborations

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Trollhättan, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding years 2013–2017

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Production

Area of Advance

Sustainable Development

Chalmers Driving Force

More information

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/sv/projekt/Sidor/Ko...

Latest update

2016-08-25