INSPIRE INSpiring Pressure gain combustion Integration, Research, and Education

ESR 8, Mr. Thomas Golliard, presented a paper titled ‘Numerical Analysis of an Ejector under Pulsating Inflow Characteristic of RDC Exhaust Conditions’ conference

  21 February 2024

The article present the newest results about the aeroacoustics of an aerospike nozzle jet at high temperatures. Read more

ESR 2, Mr. Gregory Uhl, presented a paper titled ‘Numerical Analysis of an Ejector under Pulsating Inflow Characteristic of RDC Exhaust Conditions' at the ‘AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2024′ conference

  21 February 2024

The work investigated how the behavior of an ejector changes when it is subjected to pulsating flow, with time-magnitude oscillations representative of an RDC exhaust. The study was conducted with the support of Said Taileb, Stéphan Zurbach (Safran Tech), Nicolas Odier, Thierry Poinsot (CERFACS) and Marc Bellenoue (ENSMA). Read more

ESR 10, Mr. Shreyas RAMANAGAR SRIDHARA, presented a paper titled ‘Quantification of Heat Loads for Rotating Detonation Combustors with Gas Turbine Conditions' at the ‘AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2024′ conference

  19 February 2024

The focus of this paper was to evaluate heat loads of a Rotating Detonation Combustor (RDC) with various outlet restrictions to simulate a gas turbine scenario. A global heat transfer model was deduced for predicting the heat leads at a required thermal power. Read more

ESR 15, Mr. Gokkul Raj Varatharajulu Purgunan, presented a paper titled ‘0D and Quasi 1D modelling of the Rotating Detonation Combustor’ at the ‘AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2024' conference

  19 February 2024

The paper "0D and Quasi 1D Rotating Detonation Combustor" has been presented at the AIAA SCITECH 2024 Forum, Orlando, USA. Read more

ESR 11, Mr. Umberto Sandri, presented a paper titled ‘Film cooling in Supersonic Flow: Experiment design and CFD investigation’ at the ‘AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2024' conference

  19 February 2024

The paper presented, follows the research work with an outline of the reasons that led to the investigation of film cooling in supersonic flow as a fundamental mean to satisfy the tremendous cooling requirements of Rotating Detonation Engines (#RDE). In addition, the paper describes the design of the developed test rig, CFD results predicting its performance and the description of the experimental techniques implemented, required to complete the ongoing investigation. Read more

ESR 14, Mr. Sreenath Purushothaman, presented a paper titled ‘Performance Modelling of a Pressure Gain Combustion Aircraft Engine’ at the ‘AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2024' conference

  19 February 2024

Sreenath Purushothaman, presented a paper titled ‘Performance Modelling of a Pressure Gain Combustion Aircraft Engine' at the ‘AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition 2024’ conference (Paper No: AIAA 2024-0814), during the session ‘PGC Applications, Integration and Thermal Management’, on January 9, 2024. In this paper, the performance of pressure gain combustion in the framework of aircraft propulsion using the in-house simulation tool ‘TRANSEO’ is being done. This represents the first step in the system level analysis of the novel & promising technology of PGC in aerospace propulsion domain. The work comprises of developing modelling strategy for an aircraft engine in 100 kN thrust class & its validation, design of a simple PGC based propulsion engine layout, and the design-point performance prediction of this layout. This research activity was conducted at TPG UNIGE with Prof Alessandro Sorce, Prof Alberto Traverso, Dr Thomas GAILLARD and Dr Dmitry Davidenko  Read more

“What to do with my PhD?” – 9 April 2024

  29 January 2024

On April 9 at 2:30 p.m., Prof. Giovanni Mastrolonardo will take a lecture with the title "What to do with my PhD?", as part of the INSPIRE transferrable skills. The course will be held online and in-person at UNIFI facilities Read more

INSPIRE at AIAA SciTech Forum 2024 at Orlando, USA

  11 January 2024

The ESRs from INSPIRE are at AIAA SciTech Forum 2024 at Orlando, USA. 9 papers about the frontier of Pressure Gain Combustion research have been presented. Read more

23-27 October, 2023, Genoa – 5th INSPIRE meeting and Training on System dynamics and control in theory and practice & Innovation and Entrepreneurship Start-up School

  13 November 2023

Università degli Studi di Genova hosted the 5th INSPIRE MSCA-ETN Project meeting on 23rd and 24th October, 2023. The meeting consisted of 13 ESR presenting their activities in person and 2 remotely, with representatives from host & partner institutes assessing and contributing to the work.  From October 25 to 27 there were the Training on System dynamics and control in theory and practice and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Start-up School. The training included a visit to the Tirreno Power SpA Combined Cycle Power Plant, in Vado Ligure Read more

ESR 13, Abhishek Dubey, presented a paper titled ‘Techno-economic analysis of innovative solutions for island grids with high renewable solar share’ at the “SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting – SUPEHR23” conference

  8 September 2023

Abhishek Dubey, presented his paper titled ‘Techno-economic analysis of innovative solutions for island grids with high renewable solar share‘ at the SUPEHR23” conference, on September 6, 2023 Read more

ESR 14, Mr. Sreenath Purushothaman, presented a paper titled ‘An investigation of modelling parameters for surge phenomenon in axial compressors’ at the “SUstainable PolyEnergy generation and HaRvesting – SUPEHR23” conference

  7 September 2023

Sreenath Purushothaman, presented his paper titled ‘An investigation of modelling parameters for surge phenomenon in axial compressors' at the SUPEHR23” conference (Paper No: SUPEHR23-28), during the session "Thermal and electrical hybrid systems – sustainable power plants", on September 6, 2023. Read more

Università degli Studi di Genova will be hosting the Sustainable Polyenergy generation and Harvesting (SUPEHR23) conference on 6th – 8th September, 2023 in Savona (Italy)

  1 August 2023

ESR14, Sreenath Purushothaman Along with Dr. Luca Mantelli, Prof Alberto Traverso and Prof Aristide Fausto Massardo of TPG UNIGE, will be presenting part of the work related to surge modelling (performed under INSPIRE Project) in the session "Thermal and electrical hybrid systems – sustainable power plants" on the first day of the conference. Read more

Prof. Andrew Nix, from West Virginia University, gave a lecture during the ART Summer School 2023

  28 July 2023

During the ART Summer school 2023 , held in Florence from 10 to 14 July 2023, Prof. Andrew Nix, from West Virginia University, was invited to give a lecture, on 11 July, entitled 'Rotating Detonation Combustors'. This very interesting keynote was attended by Early Stage Reserachers via remote connection Read more

ESR13, Abhishek Dubey presented the INSPIRE MSCA-ETN Project and Pressure Gain Combustion (PGC) to students at the Distributed Thermal Energy Systems at ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences 

  27 July 2023

The concept of PGC, particularly the Rotating Detonation Combustion, was fascinating to the audience. Distributed Thermal Energy Systems group at the ZHAW School of Engineering performs fundamental and applied research on a wide range of carbon-neutral technologies such as renewable energy, sustainable fuels, combustion, emissions, energy storage and transportation. ZHAW is collaborating with TPG UNIGE to develop strategies for integrating Power-to-Gas storage solutions with PGC powerplants. For the decarbonization of the power sector, future PGC gas turbines will be required to operate with clean and sustainable fuels, and therefore, the investigation is currently focused on the techno-economic performance of PGC powerplants integrated with renewable power for the production and combustion of green hydrogen. Read more

25-27 October 2023, at UNIGE – Training on System dynamics and control in theory and practice & Innovation and Entrepreneurship Start-up School.

  21 July 2023

Agenda: Day #1- Oct 25, 2023 – System Dynamics and Control in Theory and PracticeDay #2- October 26, 2023 – Visit to laboratories & experiment demonstrationsDay #3- Oct 27, 2023 – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Start-up School The main venue will be Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Energetica, gestionale e dei trasporti (DIME), UNIGE – Villa Cambiaso, Via Montallegro 1, 16145 Genova - Read more

FLOW Summer School on “Advancements in assessment of high temperature flows” hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology between 4th to 7th of July 2023

  11 July 2023

22 doctoral students from several European Universities and research institutes including, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Università degli Studi di Genova, Technische Universität Berlin, Politecnico di Torino, CERFACS, Safran, ISAE-ENSMA, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have been an active part of the FLOW Summer School on “Advancements in assessment of high temperature flows” hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering at KTH Royal Institute of Technology between 4th to 7th of July 2023. All 15 INSPIRE MSCA-ETN Project ESRs were present! Read more

ESR5 Provence Barnouin started a new role as Head of Operations, EU/UK at WeLEAP Aerospace – Global

  4 July 2023

Provence will have the opportunity to organize WeLEAP activities in different EU/UK institutions. WeLEAP brings together passionate leaders in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering to build community, provide mentorship, and promote diversity in STEM and Aerospace Read more