Design for performance – advanced powerplant architecture and integration

Start date 01/10/2013
End date The project is closed: 30/06/2017

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)

​Hans Johannesson,
Externa parter
​GKN Aerospace
Collaborations/Related projects

​​PPD/Product Development
Wingquist Laboratory
Systems Engineering & PLM
Geometry assurance & robust design
Applied mechanics

Areas of Advance
Transport and Production

Related projects
Platform-based development
Sustainable product lifecycle platforms


Product architectures, set-based design, product platform, configuration, aero engine, structure design 

​External members
Anders Lundbladh (GKN)

​VINNOVA/NFFP6: 8769 kSEK (Chalmers PPU: 5400 kSEK)
In-kind: GKN 8769 kSEK

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