The £10.4 Million Innovate UK and Rolls Royce funded iCORE project is a led by Rolls Royce and brings together the Universities of Oxford, Loughborough, Cambridge and Cranfield. The focus of the project is on Gas turbine technology, which is developing rapidly in the drive to reduce fuel burn and the environmental impact of air travel.
The £7.34 Million UK-EPSRC and Rolls Royce funded Transpiration Cooling project is a joint initiative between the Universities of Oxford, Imperial, Southampton and Birmingham. Bringing together a world-leading team of researchers, it aims to deliver the underpinning research to make transpiration cooling a reality.
The £14.7 Million Innovate UK and Rolls Royce funded SILOET II project is a led by Rolls Royce and brings together experts from the Universities of Oxford, Nottingham and Sheffield. The project is aimed at improving fuel burn, emissions, operating cost and development costs associated with future large civil aeroengines.
The £18.1 Million Innovate UK and Rolls Royce funded SILOET 2: High Temperature Turbine Technology and Demonstration project is led by Rolls Royce and brings together experts from the Universities of Oxford, Swansea & West Wales and Cambridge. The project aims to develop turbine technologies for future civil aerospace gas turbine engines, with potential wider benefits of exploitation in gas turbines for other market sectors.
The £3.6 Million Innovate UK and Rolls Royce funded COAST project is led by Rolls Royce and brings together experts from the Universities of Oxford, Nottingham Sheffield and Bladon Jets Ltd (UK). The project focuses on maturing the readiness level of a range of engine technologies including advanced seals for gas turbine applications, cabin blower/modelling of oil flows and heat transfer in gas turbines bearing chambers.
The LEMCOTEC project is a large scale European research and engineering project implemented under the Transport (Aeronautics) Theme of the 7th Framework Programme. It integrates the interests of all European aero engine manufacturers of the Engine-IMG and Europe’s leading research institutions and universities in the field of aeronautics providing innovative and sustainable technologies for the protection of the environment.
The world is becoming more dynamic and connected with ever increasing demands for air and road travel. Both are enabled by technologies such as gas turbines and internal combustion engines. To minimise the environmental impact requires improvements in the thermal efficiency of these technologies throughout their operating regimes. In this £1.1M EPSRC/Rolls-Royce research grant we have set out to develop the fundamental building blocks required to underpin more adaptable engines.