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Numerical simulations vs. experiments

IMPACT-AE (European Union, FP7), 2010-2015

Logo IMPACT IMPACT-AE is a European project funded at the 2010 call of the 7th framework program. The name of the project is an acronym meaning Intelligent design Methodologies for low PollutAnt CombusTors for Aero-Engines.

The environmental benefits of low emissions lean burn technology in reducing NOx emissions up to 80% will only be effective when these are deployed to a large range of new aero-engine applications. While integrating and developing low emission combustion design rules, IMPACT-AE will deliver novel combustor design methodologies for advanced engine architectures and thermodynamic cycles. It will support European engine manufacturers to pick up and keep pace with the US competitors, being already able to exploit their new low emission combustion technology to various engine applications with short turn-around times. Key element of the project will be the development and validation of design methods for low emissions combustors to reduce NOx and CO emissions by an optimization of the combustor aero-design process. Preliminary combustor design tools will be coupled with advanced parametrisation and automation tools. Improved heat transfer and NOx models will increase the accuracy of the numerical prediction. The advanced representation of low emission combustors and the capability to investigate combustor scaling effects allow an efficient optimisation of future combustors targeting a cut of combustor development time by 50%.

The consortium consists of all majors aero-engine manufactures in Europe, 7 universities, and 3 research establishment with recognised experience in low emission combustion research and 10 SME. Partners of this project are SNECMA, Rolls-Royce, Avio, Turbomeca, MTU Aero engines, ONERA, DLR, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Imperial College, University of Cambridge, Loughborough University, Universita degli studi di Firenze, Cambridge flow solutions, Avioprop, INSA Rouen and ARTTIC.

For more details, please visit the IMPACT-AE website.

ADT OuBa HOP (Inria), 2011-2013

Marsupilami OuBa-Hop is an Inria incitative action supporting the development of our C++ library. The aim is to participate to the parallelization of the library by directly using MPI and OpenMP pragma inside our software, and also by linking it with external parallel linear solvers such as PETSc. Originality of our library is to work on hybrid and possibly curvilinear meshes with high order methods, therefore raising difficulties in the memory handling.
"Houba Hop" is also the cry of the marsupilami, an imaginary animal of the Belgian comic "Spirou et Fantasio".


ADT MARSU (Inria), 2014-2016

MARSU is an Inria incitative action supporting the development of our C++ library, Aerosol. The aim is to develop Jacobian Free Newton Krylov method for solving nonlinear systems arising either in stationary problems or in implicit time marching unstationary problems. Preconditioning will be made by h-p multigrid methods.
MARSU is also a tribute to the marsupilami.