INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

“High speed diagnostics for reacting flows in theory and practice” May 2nd ‐ 4th, 2023 ISAE‐ENSMA, PPRIME Institute 

  7 April 2023

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2023, May, 12 & 15 – 4th Inspire meeting

  29 March 2023

The next INSPIRE internal review meeting will be arranged as a virtual event as follows: ESR Review part #1 – May 12 14.00-18.00 ESR Review part #2 – May 15 14.00-18.00 ESRs will present a progress status of their projects with a 20 min presentation Read more

2023, 4-7 July, Training Workshop: Advancements in assessment of high temperature flows at KTH, Stockholm

  2 March 2023

The 2023 FLOW Summer School at KTH on "Advancements in assessment of high temperature flows" will be held from 4th to 7th of July in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of the INSPIRE training events. Here is the link for registration FLOW_School_Prel_20230301 Read more

2023, May, 2-3-4 – High speed diagnostics for reacting flows in theory and practice, Workshop by ENSMA

  27 February 2023

The next training event of the INSPIRE network, the workshop “High speed diagnostics for reacting flows in theory and practice” will be kindly organized by ENSMA (Poitiers, France) on 2, 3 and 4 of May, 2023 Read more

2023, March 1st and 8th: 4th online event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” by AVIOAERO

  27 February 2023

The 4th online event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” is organized by AVIOAERO and will take place on March 1st  and 8th Here is the program: Topic h Lecturer Date hour Intro Avio Aero 1.5 Del Cioppo/D'Ettole March 1st 10:00-11:30 Combustor 1.5 Peschiulli March 1st 11:30-13:00 Additive 1.5 Peradotto March 8th 10:00-11:30 Vision/Innovation 1.5 Lopez March 8th 11:30-13:00   Read more

2023/02/23 – Training Workshop on Science Communication for MSCA ITN doctoral researchers

  30 January 2023

MCAA is organizing  the Science Communication Training Workshop which will be held on 23 February 2023 both onsite in Cordoba (Spain) and online as a satellite event of the 2023 MCAA Annual Conference. Though open to all, the training is specifically designed for ESRs of MSCA Innovative Training Networks. Participants can attend the workshop either onsite in Cordoba or entirely online. The workshop will be a one-day full-immersion, highly interactive training session (from 9 am to 6pm), which will also serve as an introduction to science communication for those without prior experience. Participants can use their own projects as a practice case and will have the possibility to publish their article on MCAA's publication outlets, for instance the MCAA Blog which is a registered publication for science communication (ISSN 2958-7867). The deadline for registration is 20 February. Selection of participants will be done on a rolling basis, until all seats are filled. Thanks to the collaboration with the EU funded project European Citizen Science (ECS), the registration fee for the workshop is 150 Euro, which corresponds to a 50% discount on the full price. Participants have an additional 10% discount on the registration to the 2023 MCAA Annual Conference main programme... Read more

2023/03/02: 3rd online event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” by ANSALDO

  23 January 2023

The 3rd online event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” is organized by Ansaldo and will take place on March 2 in the slot 15:00-17:00. Here is the program: Introduction to Ansaldo and heavy duty gas turbines (Michael Maurer, 10 mins) Constant pressure sequential combustion of hydrogen (Andrea Ciani, 50 mins) 1D modelling of GT performance from an industry perspective (Stefan Rofka, 60 mins) Read more

2023/02/23: 2nd online event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” by Safran

  20 January 2023

The 2nd online event of the training on “GT industry perspectives” is organized by Safran and will take place on February 23 in the slot 16.00-18.00. The lecture will be given by Pierre-Alain Lambert, Head of Energy & Propulsion R&T Department of Safran Tech; the title of his presentation is “Future civil aircraft propulsion concepts and challenges: Safran's views” Read more

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