VITUM - VIrtual TUrbine Module demonstrator
Objectives: The aim of the project is to demonstrate how innovative solutions can be developed if traditional modular and component interfaces are challenged and to enable a hardware demonstrator for Clean Sky II.
The project aim to develop and demonstrate technologies and capabilities that can be realized a s several components in a turbine module are functionallt integrated. An example is the "integrated plug" concept that is used to focus and drive progress in the project. Deliverables from the project is an open platform where variable geometric models that can be tailor ed to alternative engine architectures. Also, the establishment of a research network where compan ies, institutes and universitites co develop engine demonstrators, enabling close supply chain involve ment within a swedish research arena - Production technology center. The broject build on research results that has been developed within preceeding, or ongoing, researc h projects why theuse of senior researchers dominate the resource base. The engagement of the co mpany ́s specialists as ́gränsgångare ́ is a way to further strenthen collaboration with the partners . GKN together with CHALMERS, BTH and Swerea IFV collaborate in the demonstrator that is a part of the Value Development Cluster. In addition the Hot Structures cluster and the Production Systems c luster are tigthly engaged.
BTH project Leader: Prof Tobias Larsson, Department of Mechanical Engineering
BTH participants: Marco Bertoni
Time span: 2015-2017
Funding: 10.5 MSEK, VINNOVA NFFP
Partners: BTH, GKN Aerospace, Chalmers, Swerea IVF