Press Release by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in association with the ASME Turbo Expo 2016 conference

Flight International - Special Report on Environment, 20-26 September 2016

The ULTIMATE Project

ULTIMATE is a €3m EU Horizon 2020research and innovation project targeting step-change improvements in aero engine efficiency. The consortium, led by Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, includes five academic and four major engine industry partners from across Europe. The Flightpath 2050 target of 75% reduction in energy consumption, and in carbon dioxide emissions, is extremely challenging. Technologies currently under development cannot achieve this, so more radical solutions are needed. The ULTIMATE project has identified breakthrough technologies that address the three major loss sources in existing engines, as shown in Figure 1. It has also explored potential synergies between these new technologies, to give design solutions that can deliver ultra-low emissions and also reduce engine noise.

Prof. Tomas Grönstedt

Chalmers University of Technology (Göteborg, Sweden)

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