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Material Model of Case-Hardened Steels for Turbo Gear Applications

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 831832

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 365 530

  • EU contribution

    € 2 365 530

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

Objective

The objective of this joint effort between WZL of RWTH Aachen and Leibniz-IWT Bremen is to allow the extension of a fail-safe calculation of material life for future case-hardening steels considering the VHCF regime, which is indispensable for the new generation of epicyclic gear applications. To achieve this top-level objective, several sub-objectives have to be completed such as:

a) Develop fast rotating recirculating sub-element test rig for determining tooth root bending strength under reverse bending conditions;
b) Gain material data for two new case hardening steel developments in the VHCF-regime;
c) Develop and validate a VHCF material model.

With respect to the call, the consortium is able to fulfil the requirements of experience in test rig development, manufacture and instrumentation as well as a quality controlled management of facilities and processes for a recirculating rig testing (WZL). The gear test processing includes all aspects of test gear design, instrumentation measurements, measurement uncertainties and limitations. Especially due to the fact, that WZL has a gear testing environment that is already officially approved by aircraft engine producers a high potential for a successful dissemination of the project results into industry is expected. The methods utilise FE-based strength analysis in weakest link models and analysis to ISO 6336 standard (WZL). The consortium is capable to characterise the material and failure mechanisms by residual stress measurement by X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, and metallography at highest standard as well as to describe material failure phenomena in the VHCF regime through theoretical models (Leibniz-IWT). Based on the combined experiences the collaboration of WZL and Leibniz-IWT allows for a successful derivation of VHCF material model for case hardened gear steels for application in an epicyclic power gearbox.
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Coordinator

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Address

Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 943 725

Participants (1)

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUR WERKSTOFFORIENTIERTE TECHNOLOGIEN-IWT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 421 805

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 831832

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2019

  • End date

    31 March 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.4.5.5.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 365 530

  • EU contribution

    € 2 365 530

Coordinated by:

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany