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 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)

    Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines, Head of Institute
    Telephone: +49 821 319874-2010
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Köln
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Augsburg
Facts / Institutes
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    4

    Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines: number of PhD students (2018)

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    4
    2018
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    21

    Institute of Test and Simulation for Gas Turbines: number of employees (2019)

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    8
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    13
    Male

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