Skip to main content

Development and Application of Design and Integration Technologies for Industrial sub-critical Components Based on CMC-materials

Objective



The project is part of a global research action by the energy industry sector, aiming at the implementation of a high efficiency,
environmentally friendly Externally Fired Combined Cycle (EFCC) based on an Ultra High Temperature Heat Exchanger (UHTHE) for application temperatures up to 1500 C. Ceramic Matrix Composites are currently the most promising material class for this application. The expected advantages of the new system are higher efficiencies compared to concurrent technologies, low costs compared to the benefits and a significant reduction of critical emissions.

The main deliverable of the proposed project is a produceable design of the internal part of the planned Ultra High Temperature Heat Exchanger (UHTHE) module. The sub-critical components consist of heat-exchanger tubes, carrier plates and implies the need for permanent joints and hot-gripping systems. The project will be based on three promising state-of-the-art materials, which are all available within the project The materials are one discontinuously reinforced CMC (DR-CMC) and two continuous fibre reinforced materials (CFR-CMC). At the end of the project, one design solution will be selected for prototype testing in a subsequent project.

Several innovations will result from this project, which will promote the service introduction of CMC-materials. Main innovations to be expected are reliable software codes fulfilling industrial needs for life-time prediction of CMC components, reliable FE-modeling of brazed joints for ultra high temperature application and highly improved hot-gripping systems for un-fastenable ultra high temperature joints.
The chosen approach will guarantee the best currently possible performance of the technologies, software codes and modelling methodologies to be developed. Therefore, the spin-off potential to other industrial applications (e.g. gas turbines, industrial processing, transports, ...) is very. Higher efficiency, simplified design and therefore reduced manufacturing, installation and maintenance costs are the main benefits for industry.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

ANSALDO RICERCHE SPA*
Address
Corso Perrone 25
16152 Genova
Italy

Participants (12)

AEROSPATIALE MATRA SA
France
Address

33165 Saint-medard-en-jalle
CESI CENTRO ELETTROTECNICO SPERIMENTALE ITALIANO GIACINTO MOTTA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Rubattino 54
Milano
Commissariat á l'Energie Atomique
France
Address
17,Rue Des Martyrs
38054 Grenoble
D'APPOLONIA SPA
Italy
Address
Via San Nazaro 19
Genova
ENEL SPA
Italy
Address
39,Via Reggio Emilia 39
20090 Segrate
ITALIAN AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Italy
Address
Via Granarolo 62
48018 Faenza
Lasso Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Germany
Address
11,Markomannenstrasse 11
70771 Leinfelden-echterdingen
NEWMET COMPOSITES LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Rue De St. Lawrence Waltham Abbey
EN9 1PF Waltham Abbey
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Germany
Address
32,Nizzaallee 32
52072 Aachen
SCHUNK KOHLENSTOFF-TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Rodheimer Strasse 59
Heuchelheim
Staatliche Materialprüfungsanstalt
Germany
Address
32,Pfaffenwaldring 32
70569 Stuttgart
The Welding Institute Ltd.
United Kingdom
Address
Abington Hall Abington
CB1 6AL Cambridge