DLR's Institute of Propulsion Technology carries out its research at its facilities in Cologne, Berlin, Göttingen and Trauen on the development of high-performance and environmentally friendly aircraft engines and power plant turbines. The research work includes both the development and application of highly efficient methods and fast simulation procedures as well as the use of unique test stands and sophisticated measurement procedures. The research topics concern efficiency, developmental risk, safety and environmental aspects as exhaust and noise emission reduction.
Institute of Propulsion Technology
Test benches of the Institute of Propulsion Technology CologneThe 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.
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.
Project PERFEKTDesign of a geared turbofan engine carried out with the virtual engine platform GTlab (Gas Turbine Laboratory), the preliminary design environment for aircraft engines and gas turbines. The concept was created as part of the interdisciplinary project PERFEKT (Preliminary Design and Evaluation of Future Engine Concepts).
Prof. Dr. Reinhard MönigHead of InstituteGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Propulsion Technology
Andreas DöpelheuerGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Propulsion Technology
EngineTelephone: +49 2203 601-2281
Kerstin Tönjes-TreikeGerman Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Propulsion Technology
DLR at a glance
Institute of Propulsion Technology: number of PhD students (2020)
Institute of Propulsion Technology: number of peer-reviewed journal contributions (2016-2020)
39,4239peer-reviewed articles (open access)
39,4242peer-reviewed articles (restricted)
Institute of Propulsion Technology: number of employees (2020)