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Completely funded projects

Find out about our current and completed publicly funded research projects:

Current funded projects

 

DiMaWert

 

Digitisation of material development along the value chains

In DiMaWert, a methodology is to be established which will radically reduce the development times for new types of thermal processes. In addition to thermal processes, DiMaWert also aims at material and component development, which is also to be accelerated considerably with ICME and AI methods.

 

 

RuRoRa


Round needled C/SiC tubular structures for space travel


In RuRoRa, tubular structures with an increased fibre content in the Z-direction are to be produced by round needling of semi-finished textile products. Thereby improved properties in form of an increased interlaminar shear strength shall be achieved.

 

 

IN3HOG

 

Industrial production of 3D printed components via

highly compressed green bodies

The aim of the project is to make an energy-efficient and economical powder bed process with downstream heat treatment usable for additive industrial production for the first time.

 

RoSiC

 

Development of SiC-fabrics for the winding process for the production of high temperature resistant tubes

In RoSiC, textile fabric structures for tubular SiC/SiC composites will be developed. On the other hand, multilayer fabrics are to be developed which can be easily processed and infiltrated in the winding process to tubular components.


 

KuWaTa

 

Spherical pressure vessels for hydrogen storage

In KuWaTa a spherical isotensoid high pressure tank for the storage of hydrogen at 350/700 bar is to be developed. The tank will be made of carbon fibre reinforced plastics ( CFC ) and by automated forming processes such as winding or tape deposition.

 

 

FuDiPo

 

Future Directions for Process Industry Optimization


In FUDIPO, a software toolbox for monitoring and optimised process control in industrial plants will be developed. Sensor systems are to be further developed and the potential for other sectors, such as the ceramics industry, is to be demonstrated.

 

KerTWK

 

Ceramics in the engine

In Ker TWK, a silicon carbide material (SiC/SiC) reinforced with silicon carbide fibres is to be developed which meets the requirements for use in an aircraft gas turbine.

 

 

HTPgeox

 

Energy-efficient high-temperature processes for large and geometrically complex components


In HTPgeox, a methodology will be developed and tested using the example of sanitary ceramics, with which the production of components can be optimised in terms of energy efficiency and product quality through the interaction of digital processes.

 

 

CMC-TurbAn

 

CMC optimisation for turbine applications

In CMC-TurbAn suspensions for oxide ceramic matrices are to be developed, which can be processed with 2D-fibre fabrics to Ox/Ox-CMC.

 

 

neMaKo

 

Development of novel magnesium oxide composites

In neMaKo, MgO ceramics with an improved property profile are to be developed.

 

 

DoMiGat

 

Dense oxide ceramic CMC components for micro gas turbine applications

In DoMiGat an O-CMC is to be developed which can be used at significantly higher temperatures up to approx. 1250 °C. A stator for micro gas turbines as a demonstrator component is to be developed from this novel material.

 

3D-FRG


Development of a coating of short fibres using the fluidised bed coating process

The overall objective of 3D-FRG is the additive production of fibre-reinforced SiC/SiC and C/SiC components with significant property and environmental advantages over conventionally processed ceramics.

 

 

TraTurb


CMC support structures in the hot gas section of gas turbines


At TraTurb a process for the production of SiC/SiC-CMC will be developed. With this CMC, the temperature range that can be realised today in metallic construction is to be increased by > 100 K.

 

 

Fibre-reinforced material systems

Technology development for CMC reinforcement of power plant pipes

In the project, the prerequisites for the technical implementation of CMC reinforcements in the power plant sector are to be developed.

 

 

InBaKuP


Induction-heated ceramics and porcelain

In InBaKuP ceramic products are to be developed which can be heated by electromagnetic induction without the use of metallic components.

 

 

BaMOX


Development of a basalt fibre reinforced mixed oxide ceramic
using the example of a hand pouring crucible


The aim of BaMOX is to develop a ceramic fibre composite material (CMC) which meets the requirements of the casting process and is more cost-effective to produce than the alternative materials used so far.

 

Completed funded projects

EnerTherm

 

Efficient use of thermal energy in industrial processes

 

ENITEC

 

Energy efficiency in the production of technical ceramics

 

FAVORIT


Fibre composite based fan impellers for efficient industrial thermal processes

 

CMC-COAS

 

QS concept and definition of the boundary conditions for a later approval of components made of fibre-reinforced ceramics

 

SoFank


Series production of oxide ceramic fibre composites based on nanoscale ceramic suspensions

ELCER_tools


Electro-erosive machinable ceramics for tool and machine construction

 

CMC-Engine


Lightweight structures made of SiC/SiC ceramics: key components for next generation gas turbines

CMC-SiC

 

Development of ceramic matrix composites from SiC fibres

 

BaStaTex

 

Basalt staple fibre in the textile spinning, weaving and Raschel process

 

Isi²Ker

 

Inherently safe sintering of oxide ceramics

 

SicTec 3


Development of a European SiC fibre and technology optimisation
(Phase 3)

 

Fittings in zirconium oxide

Ceramic fittings made of ZrO2 for use under high mechanical, corrosive and thermal loads

 

CaGeFa

 


Highly drapable carbon-fibre preforms for efficient fibre composite ceramics

 

ENVer

 

 

Development of a standard for hardness testing of ceramic composite materials

 

CMC-BHM

 

 

Development of short fibre reinforced composite materials for use as kiln furniture

 

ISE-LSI

 

Inherently safe and energy-efficient LSI process

CS3

 

Ceramic Sub Sea Systems
3D-printed carbides