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HIgh PERformance Journal Bearing Technology for new geared TurboFAN generations

Objective

The development of new journal bearing materials is viewed as key enabler for future geared turbofan engines where extreme operational conditions- out of industry experience- exist. The challenging conditions are not met by state of the art journal bearing materials and new journal bearing material concepts are demanded.
Therefore, HIPERFAN aims for the development of the most robust and reliable high performance journal bearing materials and associated manufacturing processes, and will support the optimization of the entire tribological journal bearing system in order to enable the new Ultrafan™ and consequently the Very High Bypass Ratio (VHBR) engine technology.
In order to fulfill this aim, HIPERFAN will follow a new direct coated multilayer/graded coatings approach that will take the status quo of current established journal bearing materials to a new level. Gradually tailored composition and/or morphology of the materials will combine maximum fatigue strength with maximum adaptability and will lower risks and limitations of todays journal bearing (material) technology significantly.
Simulation assisted design and production of the coating architecture combined with sub scale tribometer testings over the entire stribeck curve and under emergency running conditions (already in the early development stage) will enable a fast screening of multiple material combinations and will develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying tribological system.
Within the frame of HIPERFAN new (systematically analyzed, characterized and optimized) journal bearing materials will be developed. Including the development of a process simulation assisted Magnetrontechnology to a maturity level of TRL6 and MCRL4 respectively.

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HIGH TECH COATINGS GMBH
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€ 1 909 278,94
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Dr Mitterbauer Strasse 3
4663 Laakirchen
Austria

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Traunviertel
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00

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MIBA GLEITLAGER AUSTRIA GMBH
Austria
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€ 15 011,69
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Dr. Mittelbauer Strasse 3
4663 Laakirchen

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Traunviertel
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€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

MIBA AUTOMATION SYSTEMS GESMBH
Austria
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€ 200 000,00
Address
Dr. Mitterbauer Strasse 3
4663 Laakirchen

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Westösterreich Oberösterreich Traunviertel
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN
Austria
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€ 329 696,63
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Franz Josef Strasse 18
8700 Leoben

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Südösterreich Steiermark Östliche Obersteiermark
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
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€ 260 591,25
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Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien

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Wien Wien
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UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
Austria
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€ 195 463,13
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Dr Karl Dorrek Strasse 30
3500 Krems

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Niederösterreich Waldviertel
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€ 0,00
SINDLHAUSER MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
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€ 89 485,00
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Daimlerstr. 68
87437 Kempten

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Kempten (Allgäu), Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00