Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic research partnership with Iowa State University to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications (news release).
The five-year initiative establishes a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence at Iowa State, with research projects focused on:
- Non-destructive evaluation of engine components
- Materials design and testing, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Lab
- Aerospace thermal systems
Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, Conn., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems, and industrial gas turbines.