Rolls-Royce yesterday formally opened its latest University Technology Centre (UTC) in
The UTC was launched at the
This new UTC will specialise in the aerothermal interaction between the combustor and turbine. This discipline shapes the engine’s environmental performance, which is an increasingly vital driver for the aerospace industry.
According to Rolls-Royce, effective work in this area will allow it to maintain its competitive position by improving efficiency at the same time as reducing engine emissions. This is an essential component in meeting the environmental goals set by ACARE (Advisory Council for Aerospace Research in
Initially, research by the Darmstadt UTC will be aimed predominantly at the aerospace sector. The TU Darmstadt also has the capabilities to support research activities for the other Rolls-Royce business sectors, marine and energy.