In the field of aviation, weight reduction and energy efficiency are at the top of the list of requirements for R&D programmes. Ceramic fibre composites (CMC) offer the following advantages for use in aircraft gas turbines:
In the hot section of gas turbines, CMC components therefore enable more efficient and complete combustion and thus increase the potential of the fuels used. The AirfOx project is intended to expand Bavaria's expertise in the production of 3D components made of CMC.
Within the scope of the project, a technology is to be developed with which a near-net-shape 3D preform of engine blades for aircraft gas turbines (airfoils) can be integrally woven from oxidic ceramic fibres and made suitable for series production. This is to be further processed into an energy-efficient high-temperature O-CMC component. The material and component development is supported by multi-scale simulation of the structure-property relationships.
|Project Duration||01.01.2021 - 31.12.2022
|Sponsor||Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy|
|Funding Amount||280,000 Euro|
|Project Coodination||Fraunhofer-Anwendungszentrum TFK
|Project Management at the HTL||Daniela Albert|