Ruhr University Bochum
Chair of Thermal Turbomachines and Aeroengines – Prof. Dr. Francesca di Mare
The Ruhr University Bochum is among the leading research Universities in Germany. The research activities carried out at the Chair of Thermal Turbomachines and Aeroengines primarily focus on the development and application of advanced, multidisciplinary numerical methods based on LES/DNS (large eddy simulation/direct numerical simulation) which allow a seamless, comprehensive modelling of complex propulsion and energy transformation systems in their entirety. Innovative and fast tabulation approaches for the efficient description of chemistry-turbulence interaction and for real properties of the working fluid in high-fidelity simulations, the development and usage of generative algorithms (also in close collaboration with other partner universities) and the application of Physically Informed Networks for the discovery of hidden physics in technologically relevant flows (e.g. Combustor/Turbine interaction) are among the cutting-edge topics currently investigated at the Chair. The theoretical and numerical research activities are supported by experiments carried out at the own turbine testrigs. Besides carrying out all administrative and management duties, RUB will contribute the data-driven reduced models for the flexi-fuel engine design and support the integration of the components ROM into the holistic predictive tool ASTRID (PoliTo). The Chair owns an HPC cluster accounting for 1104 cores which will be employed to carry out part of the planned simulation activities.
Italian Aerospace Research Centre (CIRA)
The Italian Centre for Aerospace Research has been active since its foundation in research and development issues of numerical models and solvers in the aerodynamic, aeroacoustic and propulsion fields, including chemical modelling of combustion, and has participated in many EU or nationally-funded research projects (e.g. UMRIDA, UTHOPIAE, MORE&LESS). In MYTHOS, CIRA will exploit the experience in design and optimisation problems and applications, robust design and uncertainty quantification, advanced surrogate and reduced-order modelling on one side, and chemical modelling of H2 and SAF based combustion on the other side. CIRA will also leverage in MYTHOS its consolidated capability to support the aerospace industry by developing ad-hoc applications. Finally, dissemination and sharing of information with other partners are in total agreement with CIRA’s institutional mission.
Dream Innovation S.r.l.
DREAM is a young SME bringing together a team of high skilled international experts from different European R&D institutions strongly focused in the aeronautical field. Dream-Innovation competencies regard studies, consulting, numerical analyses, calculations, simulations and experimental analyses, im different engineering fields (Structural Mechanics, Automation and Control, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Experimental Investigations, Software Design). Since its foundation, Dream Innovation has paid great attention to the international cooperations by participating to several research programs of the European Union. Now, Dream Innovation is involved, as partner, into several international projects of EU and has several collaborations with italian and european industries. In MYTHOS, DREAM will contribute by performing high- and low- fidelity engine components simulations.
Politecnico di Torino
Research group of Design of Aerospace Systems and Technologies – Prof. Nicole Viola
The Politecnico di Torino is among the leading technical Universities in Italy. The research activities the group of Design of Aerospace Systems and Technologies lay in the field of System Egineering. The Group coordinates Work Package 7, where the holistic framework will be developed. In this context, the Group will exploit and update the proprietary software tool ASTRID-H, validated within the H2020 STRATOFLY project for high-speed civil aviation, and currently under validation for sustainable aviation in the H2020 MORE&LESS Project. POLITO coordinates development and integration of the Holistic Framework, on the basis of the experience in the field of Multidisciplinary Design (also gained within EC funded pro-jects such as H2020 STRATOFLY, H2020 AGILE, H2020 AGILE 4.0.
Division of Heat Transfer – Prof. Christer Fureby
Lund University is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. In MYTHOS, researchers from the Department of Energy Sciences, the Division of Combustion Physics, and LUND University School of Aviation will participate. Within these groups experimental and computational research is carried out on turbomachinery and jet engine/gas turbine combustion using state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities. The experimental activities will be led by Prof. Mattias Richter at the Division of Combustion Physics who focuses his work on development and application of optical diagnostics for engine development. The research focus is on 2D and 3D imaging of species distributions in reacting flows, high-speed diagnostics and phosphor thermometry. The activities include both fundamental laboratory studies and applied work in practical devices. The computational activities will be led by Prof. Christer Fureby at the Division of Heat Transfer and Prof. Xue-Song Bai at the Division of Fluid Mechanics. Both Profs. Bai and Fureby are world-leading experts in fundamental and applied numerical combustion research and high-performance computing. Their research groups have developed reaction mechanisms particularly suited for high fidelity LES, subgrid flow and combustion models, numerical schemes and codes, and used these tools to investigate and analyze a wide range of applications from IC engines and jet engines to dual mode ramjet combustors. LUND will also participate in developing methods for hidden-physics extraction and data mining through Dr. Philipp Birken at the Department of Mathematics.