European Union – Clean Sky Activity

We are proud to announce that EMTD Ltd has been awarded a two year grant from the European Union to undertake a research activity.  This is under the Horizons 2020 Clean Sky programme.

EMTD Ltd are leading a project group which includes the following.

 

Manchester University’s School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

The Institute of Thermomechanics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IT ASCR)

Please scroll further down this page for updates – 29th January 2020

Call Reference: H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
Type of Action: RIA
Topic Identification Code: JTI-CS2-2018-CfP09-ENG-01-39
Topic Title : Measurement of rotor vibration using
tip-timing for high speed booster and
evaluation of associated uncertainties
Proposal Number/ Acronym: 862034 / Batista
Proposal Title: Blade Tip Timing System Validator

Update – 6th December 2019

We’ve been to Manchester University to supply them with a set of blades and a rotor for scanning and modelling. The 29 blades were removed from a Rolls-Royce Viper Engine. This engine was chosen because the blades are made from steel which will allow them to be excited using a magnetic field whilst spinning in the test rig.

Thanks to Ben at Vapourworx surface solutions for the great job of cleaning the blades and disk.

Update – 16th December 2019

We’ve been back to Manchester University to supply them with another set of blades and a rotor for scanning and modelling. We now have three complete rotors from two Viper engines, all with steel blades

Thanks again to Ben at Vapourworx surface solutions for another great job of cleaning the blades and disk.

Update – 29th January 2020

We have returned from a visit to The Institute of Thermomechanics Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IT ASCR) in Prague. The purpose of the visit was to review the test requirements and see the spinning rig first hand. This was a very positive visit and we are on plan to get the Viper Rotor on the rig later this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update – 9th March 2020

The preliminary blade mode data has been imported into our axial position calculator. This calculator will help determine the axial position of the probes above the blades. For more information see the relevant section of the Editor Manual in the downloads section. There you can also find a sample file for the mode information. This information is subject to change as the project continues.

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