The MUSIC-haic project is being carried out by a consortium (led by ONERA, The French Aerospace Lab) made up of 13 partners from 4 different EU member states and the Russian Federation. The consortium consists of ONERA, CIRA, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky (TsAGI), Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Airbus Central Research & Technology), GE Deutschland Holding GmbH, Rolls-Royce plc, Safran Aircraft Engines, Airbus Operations SAS, Dassault Aviation, ANDHEO and ARTTIC.

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers. Annual underlying revenue was £15 billion in 2018, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. In 2018, Rolls-Royce invested £1.4 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.

Role in the project

Rolls-Royce is looking to become an active member in MUSIC-haic, contributing within three work packages focussed on the specification, development and evaluation of 3D tools. RR will actively work with other OEMs and research organisations to define the required accuracies, ranges to be covered, test data required and input/output data required in any 3D modelling application. A framework will be developed for the study of ice crystal icing in aeronautical gas turbine engines in RR’s in-house CFD suite, Hydra. This will consist of provision for modelling of ice crystal particle behaviour in a flow field.