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AERIS Project

AERIS Advanced simulation of two-phase flow in aero-engine bearing chambers and internal gearboxes

The AERIS project brings together two leading exponents of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) from the academic and industrial background with the aim of developing, optimising and validating the detailed computational models of fuel and airflow in aero-engine bearing chambers and internal gearboxes. 

AERIS will deliver a validated CFD framework for the simulation of two-phase flow in aero-engine bearing chambers and internal gearbox. The AERIS consortium covers the advanced knowledge of aero-engine transmissions systems of the University of Nottingham with the commercial CFD software development capabilities of ANSYS. Hence the integrated approach being taken by the two parties will result in a robust tool, which can be easily integrated into engine development programmes by Rolls-Royce.

The AERIS stakeholders are the University of Nottingham, Rolls-Royce and ANSYS.

For more information about the AERIS project please contact:

Dr Richard Jefferson-Loveday
Project PI




This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 807085.
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