Participation of Cenaero to the IPANEMA Research Project
Since June 2017, Cenaero
coordinates the IPANEMA (Inertial Particle separator Numerical and ExperiMental
Assessment) project. This project was awarded during the 4th call for proposals
in the CleanSky 2 framework, on the topic "Experimental &
Numerical Analysis Dedicated to FOD Management for Turboprop Air Intake"
led by Safran Helicopter Engines. The project will last for 4 years and represents
a total budget of 800kEuro.
Together with the von Karman Institute for fluid dynamics, Cenaero will work on
understanding and improving particle separation efficiency of turboprop
intakes. One of the main activities is the development of detailed and accurate
numerical and experimental tools for this complex multiphase flow, including
detailed LES and PIV/PTV. An important advantage is the concurrent development
of both approaches, which will lead to an important cross-fertilization and a
comprehensive understanding. Although simplified geometries will be used for
their elaboration, the methods will be applied to a real intake as they become
available in order to assess and improve the efficiency of the current design.
In addition, the detailed validation results on the simplified geometries will
be made publicly available for future method development.