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Abradable seal coatings and claddings for compressor applications

Objective

Increasing the efficiency of gas turbine engines has been the subject of continuous investigation and one in which European companies are especially active. Improving the abradable seal between the blade and casing, by reducing tip leakage, is an important area for research which will lead to a substantial improvement in engine efficiency and fuel consumption. The aim of this study is to gain a much better, more fundamental understanding of abradability and at the same time design and produce a new family of powder/coating methods and structures. To aid understanding, a computer simulation model will be developed and validated for abradability and wear against OEM data. The results of this study can be exploited in the highly competitive aero-engine market, power generation gas turbines, pump compressors and engine turbochargers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT-MONTBELIARD
Address
Site De Sevenans
90010 Belfort
France

Participants (8)

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Germany
Address
342-352,Juelicherstrasse 344A
52070 Aachen
ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD
Ireland
Address
Unit 8 Kinsealy Business Park, Malahide, Co
Dublin 5
EUROMAT GMBH
Germany
Address
7,Gladbacher Strasse 21
52525 Heinsberg
INSTITUTE OF PLASMA PHYSICS - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Za Slovankov 3
182 21 Praha 8
MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH
Germany
Address
Dachauer Strasse 665
80995 Muenchen
NEOMET LTD.
United Kingdom
Address
Cross Lane 92
SK6 7PZ Stockport
RILLA, ALVAREZ Y LOPEZ SA
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Valnalon Parc. 5-2
33930 Langreo
ROLLS ROYCE PLC
United Kingdom
Address
Elton Road
DE24 8BJ Derby