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.
In order to maintain the UK’s position as the producer of world leading aircraft propulsion systems continual research and development of new and novel engines is needed.
This project investigates a collection of related aerothermal technology developments, focused around the core of civil gas turbine engines, with the common theme of reducing overall engine fuel burn.
These developments target either new technology that impacts fuel burn directly or via developing a fundamental understanding of the physics of those technologies for exploitation in future designs.