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Reference Number EP/W010119/1
Title Greener Aviation with Advanced Propulsion Systems (GAAPS)
Status Started
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 20%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 80%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 50%;
Applied Research and Development 50%;
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Dr A Filippone
No email address given
Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
University of Manchester
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 August 2022
End Date 31 July 2025
Duration 36 months
Total Grant Value £1,750,240
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Manufacturing
Region North West
Programme Manufacturing and the Circular Economy
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr A Filippone , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (99.994%)
  Other Investigator Dr W Crowther , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Mr K Kabbabe , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr N Bojdo , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr R Green , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Professor G Barakos , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr R Steijl , College of Science and Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
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Objectives
Abstract A number of novel aircraft configurations is likely to be developed in the next decade. These new aircraft will rely almost exclusively on advanced propellers, because they address flight conditions that are not viable with conventional gas turbine engines. First, there are issues of scaling, as the new vehicles target sub-scale (unmanned) to full scale (manned transport). Second, there are opportunities with hybrid or fully electric propulsions, which scale well at the low power outputs, but require variable-speed propellers. Propellers currently used in aviation operate at constant rpm and are fully reversible. The new propellers addressed in this research operate over a wide range of rpm and are mostly non-reversible (fixed-pitch). Thus, the strategic aims of the proposal is to build understanding of these new propeller systems, to create a database of experimental data that do not depend on a specific flight platform and can be used for further development in the industry. The proposal targets a mix of design, simulation models, advanced manufacturing, wind tunnel testing, open-air flight testing, and builds on several years of experience with rotary-wing systems
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Added to Database 14/07/22