Type: Completed Collaborative Project
Lead partner: Rolls-Royce
The Samulet industry-academic collaborative programme was led by Rolls-Royce and involved other high-profile manufacturers, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), and several of the UK’s top universities. Funding from industry, the UK Technology Strategy Board and Engineering, and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) totalled £90m. SAMULET aimed to ensure that the aero-engine industry remains competitive in the face of new 2020 emissions targets for aircraft and that it is in a position to manufacture engines for the next generation of civil aircraft. Granta provided materials eco-design and selection activities and developed background architecture and data to enable the assessment of environmental impacts, restricted substances and critical materials from within the CAD environment.