For a more environmentally friendly aviation system, it is necessary to further increase the efficiency of passenger engines. This can be achieved by improving efficiency and reducing the weight of the turbine. At present, metallic superalloys are used, but their technical possibilities are exhausted. Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) not only have a lower weight, but also have the potential to be used at higher temperatures, which leads to higher efficiencies.
The project aims to develop a silicon carbide (SiC/SiC) material reinforced with silicon carbide fibres to meet the requirements for use in an aircraft gas turbine. This novel material will be used to produce a demonstrator component with all necessary characteristics in terms of strength, component complexity and hot gas resistance. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer alliance ADVANCER, the main focus is on developing a reproducible manufacturing process in a closed process chain with which CMC components can be produced for the end user MTU.
|Project Duration||01.11.2017 - 31.12.2021
|Sponsor||Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie|
|Funding Amount||891,300 Euro|
|Project Partners||Fraunhofer-Centre HTL
Fraunhofer-Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
Fraunhofer-Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK
Fraunhofer-Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM
German Aerospace Centre
MTU Aero Engines AG
Schunk GmbH & Co. KG
|Project Coordination||MTU Aero Engines AG|
|Project Management at the HTL
||Dr. Alexander Konschak|