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MOTIVE Project Draws to a Conclusion

Tue, 20 September, 2022

The Horizon 2020-funded MOTIVE project is drawing to a close on 30 September 2022, with the project consortium having worked together over four-and-a-half years to deliver multi-physics modelling solutions for high temperature aerospace engine valves.

With the completion of seven different work packages, the team has modelled three main components of aerospace bleed valves – the piston, the butterfly valve and the diaphragm.

The characterisation of the aerospace bleed valve should assist in improving bleed valve reliability when operating in extreme high temperature environments, leading to estimated savings of €1.8 million per year in maintenance labour costs.

These savings would come as a result of reduced valve failure that requires replacement or repair. This reduction in repairs will also reduce aircraft delays due to technical issues as a result of valve or engine problems.

As well as saving repair and maintenance costs, the MOTIVE project sought to improve safety by reducing the incidence of in-flight engine failure due to valve failure or performance issues.

The project consortium will now gather together the results of the MOTIVE project during a two-month reporting period.

Depending upon the final project outcomes, the finding from the MOTIVE project could be transferred to benefit the technology and principles used by other industries with similar high temperature operational valve conditions.


The MOTIVE project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 785530