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Large Riblet Surface with Super Hardnesss, Mechanical and Temperature Resistance by Nano Functionalization

Objective

“ReSiSTant” targets the optimization of two industrial pilot lines by using micro- and nanostructured surfaces for drag reduction. The objectives are to implement new developed surfaces into 1) Aircraft Turbofan Engines and 2) Industrial Compressors. Positive effects by usage of such surface could give benefits in terms of efficiency, CO2 reduction and noise emission and further on a positive economical and ecological impact. To enable the usage of such micro- and nanostructures, special development on the surface material for better durability in rough conditions has do be done. It is planned to do nano-functionalization, like implementing nanostructures and nanoparticles for better resistance in rough conditions. Riblets basically consist of tiny streamwise grooved surfaces which reduce the drag in the turbulent boundary layer of up to 8%. Surface modifications such as riblets are the most promising technology that could be applied without additional external energy or additional amount of air. An additional key outcome of the proposed project is a detailed database of experimental data for cases with and without riblets, which can be leveraged to validate tools for forced response and aero-acoustic predictions of an aircraft engine and its low-pressure turbine components. At industrial gas compressors the riblet structures reduce the aerodynamic shear stress losses. An efficiency increase of 1% of a single stage system shall be achieved. During the project a riblet coating that includes a corrosion protection should be developed. Beside the resistant hardness of the coating also a self-cleaning mechanism by usage of nanostructures should be implemented. The new surface manufacturing processes shall be completed in less than 5 hours and a higher process reliability and predictability of the performance results is sought. As a whole, the success of the project will therefore contribute to significantly increasing the level of maturity for these pilot lines to TRL7

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-PILOTS-2017
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

BIONIC SURFACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Address
Liebenauer Hauptstrasse 2-6
8041 Graz
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 463 137,50

Participants (9)

RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 524 432,13
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 751 806,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION IDONIAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 261 875
Address
Avenida Jardin Botanico 1345 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico Zona Intra
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
GENERAL ELECTRIC DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 142 143,75
Address
Bleichstrasse 64-66
60313 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Lufthansa Technik Aktiengesellschaft
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 794,62
Address
Weg Beim Jaeger 193
22335 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MAN DIESEL & TURBO SCHWEIZ AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 192 605
Address
Hardstrasse 319
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANTO CLEANTECH IS
Israel
EU contribution
€ 348 029,50
Address
Silver Houese 7 Aba Hillel St.
52525 Ramat Gan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 060 426,25
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria
EU contribution
€ 1 539 750
Address
Rechbauerstrasse 12
8010 Graz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments