In­sti­tute of Test and Sim­u­la­tion for Gas Tur­bines

Looking into the future: MTC-Combination Test Stands
Look­ing in­to the fu­ture: MTC-Com­bi­na­tion Test Stands
Image 1/2, Credit: DLR/Otte Projektmanagement GmbH

Looking into the future: MTC-Combination Test Stands

The In­sti­tute of Test and Sim­u­la­tion for Gas Tur­bines is cur­rent­ly lo­cat­ed at the Tech­nol­o­gy Cen­tre Augs­burg (TZA). It will move in­to its own in­sti­tute build­ing in 2022, which will be erect­ed on the premis­es of the Augs­burg In­no­va­tion Park. Ex­ten­sive test halls with var­i­ous en­gine test stands will form the heart of the fu­ture in­sti­tute build­ing.
View of kilometre long cables of the test stand NG-Turb
Tur­bine Test Fa­cil­i­ty NG-Turb
Image 2/2, Credit: DLR (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Turbine Test Facility NG-Turb

The new NG-Turb tur­bine test stand is one of the most pow­er­ful of its kind in the world. The fa­cil­i­ties re­quired for the op­er­a­tion of the test stand ex­tend over sev­er­al floors. The com­pres­sor alone weighs 70 tonnes. Kilo­me­tre-long ca­bles were used for the fa­cil­i­ty.

The Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines is focused on new aero engine technologies through coupling of numerical and experimental processes to enable the validation of new innovative solutions. Challenging for new aero engine technologies are the higher rotational speeds, higher temperatures, high pressure ratios and the corresponding complex , transient load scenarios in combination with the increased demand for extended lifetime of all components and systems.

The digital models of new solutions for aero engine compressors and turbine parts and systems will be experimentally tested and validated on a 1:1 scale that is relevant for the performance of real engines. For the first time, mechanical, thermal and chemical influences on materials and components can be tested simultaneously in a unique test facility, if new materials and manufacturing processes (e.g. additive manufacturing) satisfy the demanding lifetime requirements. The test will be used to validate advanced numerical methods to quantify and optimise the lifetime and reliability of highly loaded components and materials (e.g. fibre reinforced ceramics CMC).

Contact
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Reh
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Head of In­sti­tute
    Telephone: +49 821 319874-2010
    Am Technologiezentrum 5
    86159 Augsburg
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