INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

INSPIRE 3rd Meeting – November, 24-25, 2022 – Florence

29 November 2022

The 3rd Inspire meeting was held on November 24-25, in Florence, with a large representation of Project Partners and ESRs. A visit to THT and LINEA laboratories, in Calenzano was organized on the 24th and also a tour at Baker-Hughes premises was offered after the meeting closure Read more

Shreyas Ramanagar Sridhara has been elected as ESRs representative

14 November 2022

Inspire ESRs have elected Shreyas Ramanagar Sridhara as their representative in the Supervisory Board of the project Read more

2022/10/20 – 1st event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” by Baker Hughes

6 October 2022

The first event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” is organized by Baker Hughes (thanks to BH team, Giovanni Riccio, Gianni Ceccherini and Marco Ruggiero) and will take place on October 20 in the slot 14.00-18.00. Read more

ESR5, Provence Barnouin, won the the young scientist best poster competition at the joint meeting of the IWDP and ICVDCW

3 October 2022

Provence Barnouin won the "First place of the young scientist best poster competition at the joint meeting of the IWDP and ICVDCW", in Berlin. Read more

2022, 17th October – 4th December, Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion online course

22 September 2022

2022, from 17th October, to 4th December, Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion online course by Cerfacs: this online course describes the fundamental elements required to understand modern tools for combustion simulation. It covers the first six chapters of the textbook Theoretical and numerical combustion by Poinsot and Veynante. The deadline for registration is 15 days before the starting date of each training Read more

ESR10, Shreyas S. Ramanagar and ESR11, Umberto Sandri, won the “Second place of the young scientist best poster competition at the joint meeting of the IWDP and ICVDCW”

24 August 2022

ESR 10 and 11 have been awarded for the work "Design and Development of Cooling Solutions for Rotating Detonation Engines"   Read more

ESR13, Abhishek Dubey presented a short paper at IWDP-ICVDCW, Berlin, August 15-19, 2022

23 August 2022

ESR13, Abhishek Dubey presented a short paper titled “A Review of Recent Advances in the Combustor and Blade Cooling Methods for Pressure Gain Applications” at the Joint Meeting of International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion (IWDP) and International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW) held at TU Berlin. Co-authors of the paper are ESR14, Sreenath Purushothaman, A. Sorce and A. Traverso (TPG UNIGE). This paper presents a review of the recent advances in the gas turbine combustor and blade cooling methods in order to identify the most promising thermal management solutions for pressure gain combustion. Cooling effectiveness for blade cooling are discussed and innovative cooling concepts such as propellant injection cooling, pulse impingement cooling and bladeless turbine are also addressed. Additionally, the development of cooling models for cycle analysis and the cooling-associated performance losses are also investigated. Read more

ESR12, Panagiotis Gallis presented a short paper at IWDP-ICVDCW, Berlin, August 15-19, 2022

23 August 2022

ESR12, Panagiotis Gallis presented a short paper titled "Development and Validation of a 0-D/1-D Model to Evaluate Pulsating Conditions from a Constant Volume Combustor" at the Joint Meeting of International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion (IWDP) and International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW) at TU Berlin. The work is focused on the 0D/1D simulation of the peculiar Constant Volume Combustor developed by Pprime Institute aiming at evaluating the fluctuating stagnation conditions after the chamber. These results will be employed for the 3D-URANS CFD numerical analysis of the exhaust section and will pave the way for a re-design of the transition duct able to appropriately feed a subsequent High - Pressure Turbine Stage. Read more

2022, August 15-19, Berlin – IWDP/ICVDCW workshop

25 July 2022

Joint Meeting of International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion (IWDP) and International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW) is upcoming Read more

Pressure gain combustion technology overview short course in Berlin – 5-8 July, 2022

13 July 2022

Pressure gain combustion technology overview short course has ended on July, the 8th. Finally all the 15 INSPIRE ESRs could meet in person. Read more

6th edition of the ART2022 has ended

4 July 2022

The last session of lectures of the Advanced Research in Turbomachinery (ART) summer school was held on July 1, 2022. This was a very amazing and successful edition; thanks to all the organizers  and participants Read more

6th edition of the Summer School on Advanced Research in Turbomachinery (ART2022) has been inaugurated

28 June 2022

On June 27 Prof. Andreini has opened the 6th edition of the Summer School on Advanced Research in Turbomachinery (ART2022) The school has been inaugurated by the keynote of Prof. Richard Sandberg (in the photo) in the unique venue of the Sant'Apollonia abbey in the city center of Firenze. It is a real pleasure to host again at Università degli Studi di Firenze almost 50 students in person, who will learn and share experience on the most advanced research topics in Turbomachinery. Read more

ESR3, Nicola Detomaso presented a paper at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022, June 15, 2022

28 June 2022

On the 15th June 2022, the ESR3, Nicola Detomaso has presented a paper titled « Large Eddy Simulation of a Pistonless Constant Volume Combustor: a new concept of pressure gain combustion (Paper No. 81366)  » at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022 in Rotterdam during the Pressure Gain Combustion session. The research activity was conducted within the CERFACS CFD team under the supervision of Thierry Poinsot, Florent Duchaine and Davide Laera in the framework of the INSPIRE MSCA-ETN Project Read more

ESR14, Sreenath Purushothaman presented a paper at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022, June 17, 2022

9 June 2022

ESR 14, Mr. Sreenath Purushothaman, presented a paper titled ‘A Review of Pressure Gain Combustion Solutions for Aerospace Propulsion’ at the ASME Turbo Expo 2022 in Rotterdam (Paper No: GT2022-83799), during the session Pressure Gain Combustion and Component Instabilities, on June 17,2022. This paper was a comprehensive review of PGC technology solutions applied in the area of aero propulsion, covering the historic as well as ongoing research activities at the component level, the cycle level, and the propulsion applications of Pulse Detonation Engine (PDE), Rotating Detonation Engine (RDE), Oblique Detonation Wave Engine (ODWE), Free Piston Composite Cycle Engine (FP-CCE), and wave rotor engines. The analytical, numerical, and experimental research work is reviewed, providing also a comparison of PGC engine conceptual designs with existing gas turbine engines used in aerospace propulsion. This research activity was conducted at TPG UNIGE with Avinash Renuke, Alessandro Sorce and Alberto Traverso under the framework of INSPIRE MSCA-ETN Project. Read more

ESR 5, Provence Barnouin was awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship

11 April 2022

ESR 5, Provence Barnouin was awarded the Amelia Earhart Fellowship in London: a fellowship for women doing a PhD in Aerospace Engineering awarded to 30 women every year. Read more

Falling Walls Lab MSCA – Call open for MSCA fellows – Deadline 21/03/2022

11 March 2022

Falling Walls Lab is a world-wide pitch competition and networking forum. It provides a stage for break-through ideas from the worlds of science, business, arts and society. Academic and research organisations around the world organise their own competitions at local and regional level under the supervision of Falling Walls Lab.  Our own competition Falling Walls Lab Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions 2022 will take place on 24 May 2022 as part of the MSCA conference organised in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU in cooperation with Université PSL – Paris Science & Lettres. Through a three minute pitch, MSCA fellows will get the opportunity to present their research work to peers, a high-calibre jury made up of experts from academia and business, and to the general public. They also answer questions from the jury and the audience in a live session. Who can participate? This year, we are looking for 15 MSCA excellent communicators from all disciplines, with exciting research topics, new ideas and discoveries. This is an excellent opportunity for fellows passionate about science communication. Fellows from all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be MSCA fellows taking part in an MSCA project... Read more

Nicola Detomaso is among the winners of this year ASME Turbo Expo Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA).

10 March 2022

Nicola Detomaso, under the supervision of Thierry, Florent and Davide Laera, is among the winners of this year ASME Turbo Expo Student Advisory Committee Travel Award (SACTA). This is an award given by the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) student committee that recognizes the best students based on their scientific and management contributions to the student committee and the AMSE conference itself. In fact, Nicola is the lead author of a great paper that has been (already) accepted, with very positive comments from reviewers, for oral presentation at the upcoming Turbo-Expo to be held in June in Rotterdam. He also served in the conference organization as member of the "student review group" and he has been recently selected as student liaison for the IGTI and newly member of the SAC committee.   Read more

2022, June 27-July 1, Florence – ART Turbomachinery summer school

18 February 2022

ART2022 is the sixth edition of the Summer School on Advanced Research in Turbomachinery. The purpose of ART is to provide participants with an overview of advanced topics related to turbomachinery engineering Registration and information: email to esr@inspire-etn.eu or antonio.andreini@unifi.it () Read more

17 October-4th December, 2022, Fundamentals of Turbulent Combustion online course

10 February 2022

Online course organized by Cerfacs. This online course describes the fundamental elements required to understand modern tools for combustion simulation. It covers the first six chapters of the textbook Theoretical and numerical combustion by Poinsot and Veynante. Next sessions will be held from Monday 17 October, 2022 to Sunday 4th December, 2022. The deadline for registration will be 15 days before the starting date of each training Read more

2022, from 25th April, to 22th May, Fundamentals of Thermo-Acoustic Instabilities online course

7 February 2022

Coupling between acoustic waves and flames has become a central issue in the development of many modern combustion systems. This course presents the theoretical background needed to tackle such problems. The course is open for registration and details are available here: . By attending the course, ESRs can obtain a certificate of participation and success in the final exam. The following session will take place in Fall 2022. Read more

2022, July 6-8, Berlin, Pressure Gain Combustion technology overview short course

4 February 2022

This three day training activity will provide a concise overview of the state of the art for pressure gain combustion. It has the objective to quickly familiarize the trainees with the multi-disciplinary topics contained within PGC. This focused overview early in the programme, will improve communication between the WPs and the ESRs PGC Short Course Info Sheet Read more

2022, August 15-19, Berlin, IWDP/ICVDCW workshop

2 February 2022

The first joint Meeting of International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion (IWDP) and International Constant Volume and Detonation Combustion Workshop (ICVDCW) will be held in Berlin, Germany during August, 15-19, 2022, by the Technische Universität Berlin.This 5-day workshop will host technical presentations from leaders in the PGC and detonation combustion research fields as well as providing a number of networking opportunities. Read more

INSPIRE project cited on Aerospace America

15 December 2020

A mention to INSPIRE has appeared on AEROSPACE America (a publication of AIAA) in the article Taking off from Earth to space with pressure gain combustion research by BAYINDIR H. SARACOGLU AND AJAY K. AGRAWAL. Article can be found at the following webpage. A review of the most recent worldwide launched research programs on PGC is reported. The page reports a picture of the RDC test rig available at PETAL, the Purdue Experimental Turbine Aerothermal Lab, at Purdue University (Indiana), Partner Organization of INSPIRE. Many thanks to the authors for the mention.   Read more

New Partner Organization

6 November 2020

It's a pleasure to announce that the Zurich University of Applied Science (ZHAW) will join INSPIRE-ETN as new partner organization. Dr Mirko Bothien will be in charge for this position. Read more