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EPSRC Reference: GR/R06298/01
Title: High-Performance Mpi Cluster For Computational Turbomachinery Aeroelasticity
Principal Investigator: Imregun, Professor M
Other Investigators:
Sayma, Professor A Vahdati, Dr M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Microway Inc Rolls-Royce Plc
Department: Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: JREI
Starts: 09 April 2001 Ends: 08 April 2003 Value (£): 70,500
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Aerodynamics
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Creative Industries Energy
Transport Systems and Vehicles Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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The research is focused on the study of blade and other component vibration under the effects of unsteady, high-speed, turbulent flows. Currently, 9 full-time researchers are working on various projects, either developing simulation tools or investigating the mechanisms of phenomena such as fan flutter, turbine and compressor forced response, core-compressor unsteady aerodynamics, rotating stall and acoustic resonance. The unifying theme is to use large-scale numerical models that incorporate all relevant engineering features. It is believed that such a full analysis is the only way forward since it is more than likely that allowable simplifications will come from a better understanding of the physics, and not the other way round. Although such an approach is computationally very expensive, the feasibility and benefits of using large-scale numerical models for engineering computations have already been proven using a similar cluster acquired with 1998 JREI funding. Given the significant increase in the Centre's research portfolio and rapid developments in computing hardware, funds are sought to acquire a second, more advanced, cluster in order to be able to provide further impetus to the large-related acoustic excitation and surge deflection. The ultimate aim is to minimise the amount of rig and engine testing so that more reliable products can be designed within shorter timescales.
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