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INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)

INSPIRE is an EU-funded collaboration between 14 international partners to investigate and develop pressure gain combustion technologies such as rotating detonation and constant volume combustors.

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Rotierende Detonationsverbrennung in Gasturbinen-Flugtriebwerken

Luftfahrtforschungsprogramm V-3

One of the main challenges in the practical implementation of Pressure Gain Combustion (PGC) into gas turbines is the lack of designs for turbomachines that can cope efficiently with the PGC exhaust gas. Although still a topic of active research, it is generally accepted that conventional turbine expanders interacting with the exhaust of pressure gain combustors will have lower isentropic efficiency, compared to their design operation. In this project, we are investigating the unsteady flow field exhausting from a rotating detonation combustor and try to develop a turbine design methodology specifically for this harsh inflow.




Einstein Foundation Berlin

Visiting Fellowship - Effie Gutmark

Ephraim (Effie) Gutmark is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at the University of Cincinatti. From 2016 to 2019, Gutmark contributed as an Einstein Visiting Fellow at TU Berlin to the modeling and testing of pressure gain combustion through rotating detonation combustors.

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