Core Demonstrator Concept (SILOET 2 P11)
Rolls-Royce has identified that a move to a new core architecture for future large aero engines would offer a degree of efficiency improvement that is not available from further technology evolution of the current Trent architecture. The Core Demonstrator project will confirm the feasibility of new engine concepts and complex effects of system integration ahead of a production related Engine Development Programme (EDP). This specific engine architecture is thought to enable the introduction of new technologies that would reduce the overall Specific Fuel Consumption (SFC) by around 5%, which represents a very significant improvement in the Aircraft Widebody powerplants market targeted by Rolls-Royce.
This ATI-supported project specifically covers the preliminary concept definition of the core demonstrator (Stage 1 activities in the Rolls-Royce design process) together with the cost of long lead time materials for the demonstrator that are required to be procured during the project duration. Completion of Stage 1 is a key milestone in the Rolls-Royce design process as it delivers the preliminary concept definition and definition of the overall programme required for successful delivery of the demonstrator including build and testing.Download the Core Demonstrator Concept (SILOET 2 P11) case study