Funded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and undertaken in conjunction with Rolls-Royce, Nottingham University and Birmingham University, Wilde Analysis has developed a user-friendly software tool allowing non-simulation specialists to undertake simulations of the manufacture of disks and shafts for turbines.
Future efficient lightweight aero-engines will rely on the next generation of high temperature materials. However, they present new manufacturing challenges, particularly in joining where friction welding has been identified as a key enabling technology. Sponsored by the TSB, the Process Modelling for Tomorrow’s Engines (PROMOTE) project is a collaborative project involving Rolls-Royce, Wilde Analysis and the Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham, which was tasked with capturing the state-of-the-art in materials and process modelling and implementing it in an end user-focused software tool.
General details on the project were published in an article in Eureka Magazine (http://www.eurekamagazine.co.uk/article/22229/Process-modelling-improves-aero-engine-design.aspx) in 2010. This overview presentation has been made at conferences.
Please contact us at http://WildeAnalysis.co.uk/contact for more information on:
- The PROMOTE software and options to use it for your processes
- DEFORM process modelling software and consulting services
- Our software customisation services