Rolls-Royce Embedded Electrical Starter Generator (E2SG)
Refreshments: 6.30. Lecture start: 7.00
Speaker: Vladimir Shirokov
Blurb: A Rolls-Royce team has designed, integrated and tested a power-dense electrical motor generator embedded within the inhospitable confines of an aerospace gas turbine engine. The project showed that the technology can reliably start the engine and deliver electrical power for the aircraft, while housed in a high-vibration, high-temperature environment and running over a wide range of speeds. Innovative applications of physics in both electromagnetism and heat transfer has resulted in a successful demonstration programme that leads the way in bringing electrical hybrid concepts to an aerospace business with an ever more electric future.
The project was given a Commended Innovation award by the IoP in 2017, see the following link for further details: https://www.iop.org/activity/business/innovation/2017-winners/commended-innovation/rolls-royce/page_70258.html
The talk will cover the project background, the benefits, the challenges involved, concluding with test results and achievements.
We hope you can make it!