Test Rigs & Validation

Optically accessible high-pressure sequential combustor rig (DLR Stuttgart)

The numerical simulations during the sequential combustion system development will be crucially complemented by dedicated tests of a simplified sequential combustor geometry at GT relevant operating conditions in an optically accessible rig, providing experimental data for both numerical modelling validation and optimisation of the engine operation concept.

Full-scale single-can combustor prototypes will be manufactured and tested both at atmospheric conditions for validation of ignition procedures and at full engine operating conditions (including temperature, pressure, fuel and air mass-flows) to ultimately validate the combustor operation at all natural gas-hydrogen blends, up to 100% H2, thus successfully achieving TRL6.

Clean Hydrogen Partnership Co-funded by the European Union Project co-funded by Swiss Confederation
This project is supported by the Clean Hydrogen Partnership and its members Hydrogen Europe and Hydrogen Europe Research (GA 101101427), and the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research, State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI)
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