The research of the group deals mainly with stable, low emission combustion for combustors of aeroengines and industrial turbines.
With the unique test beds operated by the Combustor testing department , the Institute of Propulsion Technology provides internal and first of all external partners the opportunity of testing gas turbine combustion systems for both aero and heavy duty applications under realistic conditions. Most operational parameters can be freely adjusted without the dependency on the operational envelope of the actual engine.
The section Engine performs modelling of the individual components of gas turbine engines and of their interactions in the frame of the whole engine, as well as of the interdependencies of aircraft and engines during all stages of operation. Analysing and modelling the emission behaviour of aircraft and engines on this basis is another focal point of the section's work.