Institute of Propulsion Technology

Next-Generation-Turbine (NG-Turb)
Next-Generation-Turbine (NG-Turb)
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Next-Generation-Turbine (NG-Turb)

As a result of the turbine development in recent years, a new turbine test bench will be established in the Göttingen department, which is capable of simulating the most important flow parameters of future high-performance turbines on the one hand and on the other hand large enough to allow detailed measurements to be carried out in the flow field or on the model turbine.

Test benches of the Institute of Propulsion Technology
Test benches of the Institute of Propulsion Technology Cologne
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Test benches of the Institute of Propulsion Technology Cologne

The institute's research and development activities focus on the further development of air-breathing turbo aircraft engines in terms of efficiency, weight, pollutant and noise emissions.

Faster development of steam turbines with new calculation methods
Faster further development of steam turbines with new calculation methods
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Faster further development of steam turbines with new calculation methods

Extremely precise and fast: In 2016, DLR, together with the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University of Dresden, developed a process that simulates the flow of water vapour in turbomachinery with high precision and 10 times faster than before.

The research work carried out at the Institute of Propulsion Technology is strictly focused on the improvement of gas turbines in aviation and electric power generation by medium- to long-term exploitation of the inherent technical potentials. All current R&T projects focus on the needs and requirements of society and industry, primarily concerning efficiency, developmental risk, safety and environmental aspects as exhaust and noise emission reduction.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Mönig
    Head of Institute
    German Aerospace Center (DLR)
    DLR Institute of Propulsion Technology
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2249
     
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