Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
On March 2018 DEVILS consortium achieved an important project milestone: Preliminary Design Review (PDR)
The Preliminary Design Revie (PDR) for DEVILS project has been held on the 20th March 2018 in Abete facilities near Naples (Italy). During the preliminary design activities that last 12 months different architecture of the Variable Flow Oil Pump (responsibility of Abete) were investigated and analysed, the most promising have been trade-off and the final pump configuration has been frozen at the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) meeting with the approval of the Topic Manager (Rolls Royce). The same process has bee followed for the Heat Exchanger for the demonstrator (responsibility of TAT) and for the Electronic Control Unit (responsibility of Euro.soft) also for these two items configuration has been frozen at the PDR.
The overall objective of project DEVILS Project is to develop an innovative variable flow rate oil pump to be integrated in a high performance aircraft lubrication system; the aim is to reduce both fuel and oil consumption.