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Greater Operating Temperature Alloy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 323378

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 796 726,81

  • EU contribution

    € 488 252,50

Coordinated by:

Timet UK Ltd

United Kingdom

Objective

The objective of Greater Operating Temperature Alloy [GOTA] will be to select a titanium alloy capable of being fabricated into intermediate compressor casings, and enduring operating temperatures of at least 500 deg C in this service. Industrial manufacture of the selected alloy will be demonstrated, by the production of rolled rings; gravity cast and centrifugally cast samples; sheets, welding wire, and welded samples.

• TIMET UK Ltd., [TIMET] will be the Principal Participant, and will lead the Management of the project.
• Swansea University will lead the review of literature and prior industrial work. A candidate alloy (Ti+) will be selected based on this review, and on commercial and industrial factors.
• TIMET will supply Ti+ billets to Forgital Italy S.p.A. which will manufacture, heat treat, and sample rolled rings.
• TIMET will supply Ti+ casting stock to Deritend International, which will manufacture stepped section cast samples by both gravity and centrifugal casting, aiming to overcome the prior low ductility reported in castings of highly creep resistant titanium alloys.
• TIMET will manufacture sheet; welding wire, and welded samples of the Ti+ alloy. Significant process development work is required in this task.
• Swansea University will test the samples of the candidate to generate a database of mechanical properties for this titanium alloy in cast, wrought and welded forms and analyse the samples to rationalise the test results.
• The tests will consist of tensile; creep; LCF; and fatigue crack propagation tests at both room temperature and 500 deg C. Also, tensile tests will be repeated after exposure to air at 500 deg C for extended time period, to check for deterioration in ductility.
• TIMET UK Ltd., will lead the reporting of the project, and the Participants will disseminate the results through industrial meetings with potential end users (principally Volvo Aero and Rolls Royce) and through publications in academic journals and conferences.

Coordinator

Timet UK Ltd

Address

Valley Creek Boulevard, Suite 200 224
Sa1 1xd Swansea

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 141 000

Administrative Contact

Mike Marshall (Mr.)

Participants (3)

FORGITAL ITALY SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 15 249,50

DERITEND INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 62 332

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 269 671

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 323378

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 April 2016

Funded under:

FP7-JTI

  • Overall budget:

    € 796 726,81

  • EU contribution

    € 488 252,50

Coordinated by:

Timet UK Ltd

United Kingdom