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)

Partner organizations

  • GKN Aerospace Sweden (Private, Sweden)
Start date 01/07/2013
End date The project is closed: 30/06/2017
​External members
​SWEREA/IVF: Per Gullander, Ulrika Harlin, Kerstin Dencker, Gunnar Bäckstrand
VCC: Anna Davidsson

Funded by

  • VINNOVA (Public, Sweden)

Published: Wed 12 Dec 2018.