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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Facts / Institutes
  • Institute of Propulsion Technology: number of employees (2018)

    32,189
    221
  • Female
    32,189
    32
  • Male
    32,189
    189
Facts / Institutes
  • Institute of Propulsion Technology: number of publications – 24 percent of open access (2014 to 2018)

    139,445
    584
  • number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018 (24 percent)
    139,445
    139
  • number of publications of open access between 2014 and 2018
    139,445
    445
Facts / Institutes
  • Institute of Propulsion Technology: number of PhD students (2018)

    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    54
  • 2018
    Icon Promoting Young Scientists
    54

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Aeroelastics

Branch of research that studies the interaction between elastic bodies and the flow around them (examples are a blade of grass moving in the wind and aircraft wing flutter).