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.