Pillars of Research

Aircraft engines of the future

To be sustainable, a fundamental requirement for air transport development is improving its economics and ecological compatibility.

Computation grid for a geared nozzle (c)
Computation grid for a geared nozzle

A central task for civil aviation is to develop even more ecologically efficient propulsion systems. Considering the long product life cycles of the aviation industry, thought is already being given today to the engines that will go into operation 30 years from now. The Institute of Aeronautical Propulsion Systems studies advanced propulsion system concepts that build on novel thermodynamic cycles, new engine components and improvements in turbo engines. Based on this, it will be possible to predict the life cycle costs of future propulsion systems.

The Institute of Aeronautical Propulsion Systems has developed a simulation environment for the preliminary design of aircraft turbo engines. We also use commercially available software employed in the relevant industry for strength dimensioning and construction (CAD).

Low pressure part of a geared turbofan (c)
Low pressure part of a geared turbofan
Isolines for Mach 1 in a geared nozzle  (c)
Isolines for Mach 1 in a geared nozzle

Contact

Stephan Staudacher
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Stephan Staudacher

Head of Institute

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