SW_ICS

Call number
03
Intelligent Cooling System
2008-2013
Strategic focus
Embedded Systems
Modeling & Simulation
Industries

Techspace Aero (leader)
EHP
Nanocyl

Research bodies

Cenaero
Von Karman Institute
ULg
ULB
ERM

Total budget

6,5 M€

Project type
R&D

This project will identify and develop cooling architectures and technologies to meet the needs of future engines. Efforts will be divided into three main areas, each corresponding to a major evolution of needs and constraints:

  • thermal management: future engines evolutions will generate more heat sources whilst reducing the cold sources;
  • recovery system: the revolution introduced by the arrival of sealed joints in bearings casing enables the removal of ventilation;
  • power conditioning: engine evolutions will lead to change cooling requirements depending of the phase of flight.

Activities throughout the ICS project aim to :

  • Quantify cooling needs evolution;
  • Identify cooling architectures that meet new engines requirements,
  • List and select the cooling technologies,
  • Identify hard points / major risks associated with these technologies,
  • Solve or eliminate hard points through studies and partial tests 
  • Develop CAE tools that fit test data related to these technologies.
     
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