NASA Glenn Research Center
Intelligent Propulsion Research
Presentation to the
Center for Intelligent Propulsion
University of Cincinnati
by
Dr. Lou Povinelli, Senior Technologist &
High Speed Project Scientist, Fundamental Aero
Dr. Jih-Fen Lei
Director, Research & Technology
May 17, 2013
http://rt.grc.nasa.gov/
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
1
Research and Technology Directorate (Code R)
Directorate
Dr. Jih-Fen Lei, Director
Dr. George R. Schmidt, Deputy
Management Support & Integration
Office (RB)
Kathleen K. Needham, Chief
Structures & Materials
Division (RX)
Dr. Ajay K. Misra, Chief
Leslie A. Greenbauer-Seng, Deputy
Communications, Instrumentation
& Controls Division (RH)
Dr. Mary V. Zeller, Acting Chief
Calvin T. Ramos, Deputy for Comm
Dr. Mary V. Zeller, Deputy for IC
University Affairs Officer
Dr. M. D. Kankam
Space Processes and
Experiments Division (RE)
Dr. Bhim S. Singh , Chief
Power & In-Space Propulsion
Division (RP)
Michael L.. Meyer, Acting Chief
Robert M. Button, Acting Deputy
Michael Patterson, ST
Electrochemistry
Branch (RPC)
Dr. Vadim F. Lvovich, Chief
Aeropropulsion Division (RT)
Dr. D.R. Reddy, Chief
Dennis L. Huff , Deputy
Dr. Ming-Sing Liou, ST
Advanced Metallics
Branch (RXA)
Dr. Michael V. Nathal, Chief
Antenna & Optical System
Branch (RHA)
Dr. Felix A. Miranda, Chief
Biosciene & Technology
Branch (REB)
Dr. Jerry G. Myers, Chief
Ceramics
Branch (RXC)
Dr. Joe E. Grady, Chief
Controls & Dynamics
Branch (RHC)
Dr. Sanjay Garg, Chief
Combustion & Reacting System
Branch (REC)
Dr. David L. Urban, Chief
Propulsion & Propellants
Branch (RPP)
Mark D. Klem, Chief
Combustion Branch (RTB)
Dr. Chi-Ming Lee, Chief
Durability & Protective
Coating Branch (RXD)
Joyce A. Dever, Chief
Digital Communications &
Navigation Branch (RHI)
Gene Fujikawa, Chief
Space Environment &
Experiments
Branch (RES)
Dr. Kurt R. Sacksteder, Chief
Thermal Energy Conversion
Branch (RPT)
Lee S. Mason, Chief
Inlet & Nozzzle
Branch (RTE)
Mary Jo Long-Davis, Chief
Mechanics & Life
Prediction Branch (RXL)
Dr. Steve M. Arnold, Chief
Electron & Opto-Electron
Devices Branch (RHE)
Dr. Rainee N. Simons, Chief
Fluid Physics & Transport
Branch (RET)
Dr. Brian J. Motil, Chief
Photovoltaic and power
Technologies Branch (RPV)
Michael F. Piszczor, Chief
Icing Branch (RTI)
Mary Wadel, Chief
Tribology & Mechanical
Components Branch (RXN)
James J. Zakrajsek, Chief
Dr. Phil B Abel, Deputy
Networks & Architectures
Branch (RHN)
Denise S. Ponchak, Chief
MDAO
Branch (RTM)
Bob M. Plencner, Chief
Polymers Branch (RXP)
Dr. Michael A Meador, Chief
Optical Instrumentation &
NDE Branch (RHI)
Dr. George Y. Baaklini, Chief
Turbomachinery & Heat Transfer
Branch (RTT)
Dr. Mark Celestina, Acting Chief
Structures & Dynamics
Branch (RXS)
George L. Stefko, Chief
Sensors & Electronics
Branch (RHS)
Dr. Larry G. Matus, Chief
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
Intelligent propulsion related research
Acoustics
Branch (RTA)
Brian B. Fite, Chief
2
Aeropropulsion
Aeronautics
Access to Space
Turbomachinery
Inlets
Combustors
Icing
Heat Transfer
Nozzles
MDAO
Propulsion Systems
Acoustics
Advanced Concept
Engine Tests
Components
Icing Physics
Low-Noise Jets
Advanced Propulsors
System Simulations
Alternative Fuels
Combustion Diagnostics
Low-Boom Inlets
Combined Cycle Propulsion
Advanced Concepts
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
Flight Tests
3
Communications, Instrumentation and Controls
Reflectarray Antenna
EVA Comm-Nav
propagation
Flight TWTA
SDR
CoNNeCT
Payload
Communication and Navigation Devices,
Components, System Concepts, Networks and
Architectures for Earth, Near-Earth, Lunar and
Planetary Missions
Oscillator
270°C
Mobile Router Network Arch.
NexGen CNS
Wirelss Testbed
Harsh Environment Electronics, Sensors,
Instrumentation, Controls and Health
Management Aimed at Enabling Intelligent
Aerospace Systems
Propulsion System Controls
Robots
SiC Sensors
Electronics
NDE Lab
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
Particle Imaging
Velocimetry
Structures and Materials
Hybrid
Disk
Env. Barrier
Coating
Ceramic Matrix
Composite
(CMC) Airfoil
Long-life ,
“CorrosionProof” Ni40Ti
bearing Alloy
High
Temperature
Structure
and Materials
Multiscale Modeling
Multidisciplinary
Themes
Nanocomposite
Capabilities
High temperature alloys
Smart materials
Ceramics
Polymers
Composites
High temperature
reactions
Protective coatings
Mechanics of materials
Life prediction
Long-Life
Mechanical
Systems
Aerogel
Modeling
Nanotechnology
Structural optimization
Probabilistic methodology
Structural dynamics
Rotordynamics
Tribology
Surface science
Gears and bearings
Terramechanics
Seals
High Temperature
Shape Memory
Alloy Actuated
Nanomaterials Structures
More Electric Power
and Propulsion
Variable speed
transmission
for large tilt rotor
Superconducting
motor
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
DT
High Power Density and
Compact Solid Oxide
Fuel Cell
Smart
Materials
and Active
Structures
Piezo Damping
of Fan Blade
Thermoelectric
Energy
Harvesting
Fundamental Aeronautics Program
Conduct fundamental research that will generate
innovative concepts, tools, technologies and
knowledge to enable revolutionary advances for
a wide range of air vehicles.
Fixed Wing (FW)
Explore and develop technologies, and concepts for improved
energy efficiency and environmental compatibility of fixed
wing, subsonic transports.
Rotary Wing (RW)
Develop and validate tools, technologies and concepts
to overcome key barriers for rotary wing vehicles.
High Speed (HS)
Tool and technology development and validation to
address challenges in high speed flight.
Aeronautical Sciences (AS)
Enable fast, efficient design & analysis of advanced
aviation systems by developing physics-based tools
and methods for cross-cutting technologies.
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
Reducing the Environmental Impact of Aviation
Advance Airframes
Enabling technologies
• Novel architectures for
increased lift over drag
• Lightweight structures
• Laminar flow to reduce drag
Open Rotor Propulsor
• Low NOx fuel flexible
combustors
• Open rotors
• Ultra-high bypass turbofans
Geared Turbofan
• Hybrid-Electric Propulsion
• Novel architectures for
shielding airframe noise
• Distributed Propulsion
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
Environment
Benefit/Goals
• Fuel burn savings:
60% fuel burn
reduction (ref
B737/CFM56)
• Emissions
reduction:
80% less NOX (ref
CAEP 6)
• Noise reduction:
1/9 the nuisance
noise around airports
Aeronautical Sciences Project
Enable fast, efficient design & analysis of advanced aviation systems
from first principles by developing physics-based tools/methods &
cross-cutting technologies, provide new MDAO & systems analysis
tools, & support exploratory research with the potential to result in
breakthroughs
Vision
 Development of physics-based predictive methods for improved accuracy and
design confidence
 Breakthroughs in discipline understanding and system-level integration toward
improved future air vehicles.
Scope
 Foundational research and technology for civil air vehicles
 Discipline-based research and system-level integration method development
Near body
Glenn Research Center at Lewis
Field
separation
Flap separation
Integrated Systems Research Program*
Program Goal:
Pursue innovative solutions to high priority aeronautical needs
and accelerate implementation by the aviation community
through integrated system level research on promising concepts
and technologies, demonstrated in a relevant environment.
Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project
Mature technologies and study vehicle concepts that together
can simultaneously meet the NASA Subsonic Transport
System Level Metrics for noise, emissions and fuel burn in the
N+2 timeframe.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration in the
National Airspace System (NAS) Project
Capitalizing on NASA’s unique capabilities, the project will
utilize integrated system level tests in a relevant environment
to eliminate or reduce critical technical barriers of integrating
Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System
By focusing on technologies that have already proven their merit at the fundamental
research level, this program helps transition them more quickly to the aviation
community, as well as inform future fundamental research needs
Glenn Research
Centerintroduced
at Lewis Fieldby L. A. Povinelli and adopted by NASA ARMD (2008).
* Concept
9
9
ERA Propulsion Technology (PT)
Overview
FY 12
FY13
High Pressure Facility Development
Low NOx , Fuel Flexible Combustor Development (GE & PW)
Fuel Injector / NRA Testing
CMC Combustor Liner Fabrication Development & Coating Eval
Propulsor
OPEN Rotor
Rotor
Gen 1 / Gen 2 Gen 2
8x6
9x15
UHB design and
Fabrication / assembly
Data Analysis and
Documentation
P&W GTF Gen-2
9x15 testing
Embedded inlet / fan design and
fabrication
High OPR Compressor Facility Refurbishment
High OPR Compressor Design and Fab
CMC oxide –oxide Nozzle Development
Core
Phase II :
Full Annular
Combustor Tech
Demonstration
Open
OPEN Rotor
Gen 1 9x15
CMC 3D Vane Processing Assessment
High OPR
Compressor
Testing
Data
Analysis &
Documenta
tion
Combusto
r
Data Analysis
and
Documentation
FY 11
Data Analysis
and
Documentation
FY 10
Phase II :
Integrated UHB
Propulsor
Demonstration
Phase II :
Integrated Front
Block Compressor
Demonstration
ERA Phase II ( 2013-2015) builds on Phase 1 (2010-2012) : leveraging Integrated
Technology Development / Demonstration coupled with systems analysis and
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
incorporation of Advanced Vehicle Concepts
Characterization of Aviation Alternative Fuels
Investigate and understand the potential of Alternative Fuels to reduce
the impact of aviation on air quality and climate.
Ground and Flight Testing and Evaluation
– Reduced particulate and gaseous emissions
– Reductions or elimination of contrails
– Reductions in CO2
Particulate and
Aerosol experiments
Fuel characterization and
laboratory scale emissions
and performance testing,
leading to full aircraft flight
experimentation
Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
Emissions characterization
at altitude conditions
Descargar

Slide 1 - University of Cincinnati