VITUM – VIrtual TUrbine Module demonstrator | 2014-2017

VITUM – VIrtual TUrbine Module demonstrator | 2014-2017

The aim of the project is to demonstrate how innovative solutions can be developed if traditional modular and component interfaces are challenged and to enable a hardware demonstrator for Clean Sky II.


The project aim to develop and demonstrate technologies and capabilities that can be realized a s several components in a turbine module are functionallt integrated. An example is the “integrated plug” concept that is used to focus and drive progress in the project. Deliverables from the project is an open platform where variable geometric models that can be tailor ed to alternative engine architectures. Also, the establishment of a research network where compan ies, institutes and universities co develop engine demonstrators, enabling close supply chain involve ment within a swedish research arena – Production technology center. The project build on research results that has been developed within preceding, or ongoing, research projects why the use of senior researchers dominate the resource base. The engagement of the company’s specialists as”gränsgångare” is a way to further strengthen collaboration with the partners . GKN together with CHALMERS, BTH and Swerea IFV collaborate in the demonstrator that is a part of the Value Development Cluster. In addition the Hot Structures cluster and the Production Systems cluster are tightly engaged.

BTH project Leader: Prof Tobias Larsson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

BTH participants: Alessandro Bertoni, Marco Bertoni, Tobias Larsson

Time span: 2015-2017

Funding: 10.5 MSEK, VINNOVA NFFP

Partners: BTH, GKN Aerospace, Chalmers, Swerea IVF

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