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MTU Aero Engines

Germany's leading manufacturer in the engine industry

MTU Aero Engines is Germany's leading engine manufacturer and an established global player in the industry. It engages in the development, manufacture, marketing and support of commercial and military aircraft engines in all thrust and power categories and industrial gas turbines. The German manufacturer employs approximately 7900 people overall and with its various affiliates has a presence in all significant regions and markets worldwide. In the years ahead, MTU will focus its resources on its core business, seek stakes in emerging engine programs and expand its service offerings.

MTU has started a European research project called EXAMPLE. The main objective of the EXAMPLE project is to improve the design and analysis processes for the air passage of aircraft engines by enhancing the existing mathematical technology using the new approach of Isogeometric Analysis (IGA).

The interaction between the processes of design and analysis of mechanical components is at the core of industrial engineering. In particular in the very specialized and competitive field of designing highly efficient aircraft engines, a large number optimization loops are required to fully exploit the entire potential of efficiency with respect to various mechanical, aerodynamic and thermal objectives. On one hand, the design process is performed with the help of suitable software tools, which represent the field of Computer Aided Design (CAD). In aircraft engine design, a combination of commercial products with highly specialized in-house software tools is used. On the other hand, the analysis process relies on software from the field of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). The interaction of these tools, which is needed for optimizing the engineering design with respect to various criteria, is not very well supported by the currently used mathematical technology for geometric design and numerical simulation.

One of the goals of EXAMPLE is to use new geometry representations developed in Allegro CL for generating turbine part geometries.

For additional information on the EXAMPLE project, see http://www.ag.jku.at/example/.

For additional information on MTU Aero Engines, see https://www.mtu.de/en/.

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