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Reference Number EP/G035245/1
Title SAMULET Project 1 - High Efficiency Turbomachinery
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 80%;
Not Energy Related 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor L He
No email address given
Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2009
End Date 31 May 2013
Duration 48 months
Total Grant Value £1,287,826
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors; Manufacturing; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region South East
Programme User-Led Research
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor L He , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Dr T Povey , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr DRH Gillespie , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
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Objectives NOTE : All these grants are linked : EP/G034907/1, EP/G035121/1, EP/H001395/1, EP/G035369/1, EP/H00128X/1, and EP/G035245/1
Abstract The project aims to reduce the environmental impact of gas turbines by improving their efficiency. It also aims to reduce their lifecycle cost. Air transport demand is predicted to double in the next 10 - 15 years and triple in 20 years time. In order to enable sustained growth, whilst limiting the environmental impact of air transport in the future, the Advisory Council for Aeronautical Researchin Europe (ACARE) has set challenging targets for emission levels from gas turbines. Improvementsin efficiency and increased operating temperature capability are required to address these issues. The reduction in fuel burn anticipated from the project can be converted to a reduction of 836 tonnes of carbon dioxide emitted per aircraft per year. To achieve this large reduction a multifaceted approach is necessary. Hence, the project is split into a number of work packages (WP) covering cooling, aerodynamics, aeromechanical interaction and materials. The latter facilitates a wider design space for the former packages and hence all packages are interlinked. The project forms part of the larger SAMULET programme. The cross-disciplinary approach being taken, in this programme, is expected todeliver greater technical capability when compared to previous more narrowly defined research
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