Dr Andrea Lecchini-Visintini awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship

Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship "provide an invaluable opportunity for early- to mid-career academics to undertake a collaborative research project in an industrial environment. This scheme aims to strengthen the strategic relationship between the university and the industry host by providing an opportunity to establish or enhance collaborative research between the two parties."

Dr Andrea Lecchini-Visintini from the School of Engineering has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship hosted at Rolls-Royce Control Systems. The project focuses on the development of the fueldraulic actuation systems for the next generation of turbofan engines. The fueldraulic (fuel-based hydraulic) system of Rolls-Royce turbofan engines performs the actuation of the variable geometry of the engine. Next generation engines are expected to be 25% more fuel efficient and, in order to achieve this performance, will include multiple parallel actuation systems. This project focuses on the new control laws required by these enhanced systems.

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