Z-DAMPER NOMINATED TO THE CLEAN SKY BEST PROJECT FROM PARTNERS AWARD
CLEAN SKY is right now the largest European research H2020 funded program developing innovative, cutting-edge technology aimed at reducing CO2, gas emission and noise level produced by aircraft. This nomination confirms the big potential of Z-DAMPER for the control of vibrations at high temperature and low frequencies.
Z-Damper is a magneto mechanism that matches mechanical impedances and provides a multiplier effect damping vibrations of both low and high frequency ranges more effectively.
Z-Damper optimum performance at extreme environments made this magneto-mechanism the perfect vibration killer to be used in one of Clean Sky major projects: the new counter-rotating open-rotor (CROR) developed by Airbus. CROR fuselage-mounted turbofans need a level of isolation of vibrations in a high-temperature environment that current damping technologies are not able to reach.
MAG SOAR SL, in cooperation with Universidad de Alcalá, developed and tested two prototypes following Airbus requirements. “Z-Damper has demonstrated a unique damping performance, even in extreme temperature environments. We have insight the birth of a new vibration isolation technology which applications are only starting to be foreseen”, stated Dr. Valiente, technical director of MAG SOAR and scientific responsible of the project.