Big Eu-Grant to Reduce Environmental Impact from Aviation
The EU is investing 800 000 Euro to improve the aero engine efficiency in the 30 months “EATEEM project”, short for “Experimental Aero- and Thermal investigation for a next generation Engine Exit Module”. The project will be coordinated by Chalmers University via M2, division of Fluid Dynamics and Valery Chernoray.
The EATEEM project is a part of the European Clean Sky 2 programme which aims to improve the aero engine efficiency and fuel burn to meet the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe (ACARE) goals for the year 2035 and 2050. The year 2050 targets aim for a 75% reduction in CO2 emissions, a 90% reduction in NOx emissions and a 65% reduction of the perceived noise relative to engine and aircraft performance of year 2000. The research in the project will be done in Fluid Dynamics’ new turbine-rig.
“This gives Chalmers an excellent visibility at the international aerospace research arena. As well, getting this project means that the enormous amount of work which was spent to build the rig starts to bear its fruits” says Valery Chernoray, coordinator and research professoar at Fluid Dynamics.
The project will deal with geared turbofans which provide a game-changing improvement in aero-engine efficiency by allowing the fan and turbine to rotate at different speeds. This allows for a higher by-pass ratio and a larger fan running at a lower rotational speed than traditional turbofans.
“The overall concept of our project is to mature expansion system technologies so that they become key enablers for reducing CO2 emissions and engine mass for the upcoming Advanced Geared Engine and Very High Bypass Ratio Turbofan configurations” says Valery Chernoray.
The fact that the application was granted is a good grade but it also received high marks 14.5 of 15.
“Feels great to get an evaluation score of 14.5 av 15. Never had such high score before. At the same time very grateful to all the people who worked together with me on the proposal: Isak Jonsson, Carlos Xisto and Tomas Grönstedt.” says Valery Chernoray