The TURBO-REFLEX partnership consists of 26 partners from nine different countries, including core representatives of the European Turbine Industry and leading european universities and research institutes.
University Stuttgart (USTUTT) was founded in 1829. The Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics (ITLR) is part of the faculty of aviation and aerospace engineering and geodesy at the USTUTT. Research topics of the institute are: heat transfer and gas turbine cooling, aerothermodynamics, droplet dynamics, supersonic combustion and shock tube research. These research activities include detailed procedures for determination of local heat transfer characteristics based on thermo-chromic liquid crystals (TLC) or infrared thermography using transient and steady measurement methods. Image processing for data capture and analysis, numerical methods and equipment used for this purpose are available and have been applied successfully in a variety of research projects.
USTUTT contributes to WP2 and in particular to the turbine cooling schemes (T2.1). They will focus on the combined experimental and numerical characterization of detailed cooling performance of small scale cooling components produced by novel manufacturing methods.