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Micro and Nanocrystalline Silicide - Refractory Metals FGM for Materials Innovation in Transport Applications

Objective

The SILTRANS project focuses on the development of novel composites consisting of percolating shaped bodies made from refractory metals (Nb, Mo, W) which are embedded in silicide-matrix. In such composites the silicide matrix provides excellent oxidation resistance at high temperature (forming silica), while percolating refractory metal reinforcements enhances their strength at high temperature, ductility and creep resistance. The continuous metallic skeleton serves as efficient tool against crack propagation, thus improving toughness of material at both high and low temperatures. The volume content of silicides will gradiently increase from the refractory core, forming continuous skin at the surface. The design of these tailored gradient materials (FGM) will be based on multiscale modelling, characterisation and non-destructive evaluation techniques developed to understand the role of residual stresses and acting degradation mechanisms. The infiltration technique for manufacturing of complex near-net shape parts having self-healing oxide coating will open a cost efficient way for wide range of structural applications in space, automotive and energy production sectors, especially when reliable performance at high temperature (above 1500 K) in oxidizing environment is required. The large involvement of industrial partners guarantees the rapid market uptake for developed materials.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/electrochemistry/electrolysis
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/metals

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

USTAV MATERIALOV A MECHANIKY STROJOV SLOVENSKEJ AKADEMIE
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9/6319
845 13 Bratislava
Slovakia
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 539 664
Administrative Contact
Maria Lazarova (Ms.)

Participants (7)

ARCHER TECHNICOAT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 335 978
Address
Progress Road, Sands Industrial Estate Unit E
HP12 4JD High Wycombe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Yeatman (Mr.)
Cleanair GmbH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Am Fischhof 3
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Siegfried Schneider (Mr.)
DR. KOCHANEK ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 594 544
Address
Freiheitsstrasse 57
67434 Neustadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Kochanek (Dr.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 356 136
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Werner Lang (Mr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 380 368
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludger Weber (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 395 579
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 395 402
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Herbert Danninger (Prof.)