Novel Aerodynamic Design & Integration Technologies (NADIT)

Gas turbine technology is developing rapidly in the drive to reduce fuel burn and environmental impact. This This ATI-approved project has aimed to develop several novel design concepts for the fan, compressor, installation and combustor, which have the potential to provide significant improvements in engine performance. Modern experimental and computational techniques are being used to improve the way individual engine sub-systems are integrated, in order to produce a system-optimised engine design. This collaboration has brought together Rolls-Royce’s strong position in the aerospace industry with the aerodynamics expertise that exists within UK universities, to foster new innovation and help to maintain the UK’s position at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology. It will also develop new high-tech capabilities and highly-skilled personnel within these universities, to the benefit of the UK aerospace sector as a whole.

Short Title: NADIT
Project Number: 101368
Project Cost: £4,315,689
End Date: 30th Jun 2016
Time Horizon: Secure
Lead Partner: Rolls-Royce PLC
Attributes: Fuel Efficiency
ATI Value Stream: Propulsion of the future