CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

Development of lightweight stiff static sheet structures in gamma titanium aluminide (DOLSIG)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00061

  • Start date

    1 January 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 922 526

  • EU contribution

    € 1 563 763

Coordinated by:

ROLLS ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

Objective

The program will use y-Titanium Aluminides to increase thrust to weight ratios and improve fuel efficiencies of gas turbine aero-engines so as to achieve competitive life cycle costs coupled with minimised emissions. Society will benefit by improved environment, reduced cost of flights to enhance European integration, increased employment levels and prosperity from improved competitiveness, and maximised manufacturing commonality. The innovation is to replace heavy sheet nickel alloy components with a high temperature capability (800°C) material that is non-burning, has half the density, and has competitive specific strength and stiffness. The project will deliver design-and-make capability for the range of structural sheet components stretching from the engine combustor to the exhaust sections. Exploitation will be through material application to aero-engines followed by cross fertilisation of the technology to non-aerospace sectors notably via strong automotive links. The exploitation will be underpinned by the partners' versatile production facilities that will guarantee material stock for the supply chain.

Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

ROLLS ROYCE PLC

Address

Elton Road
De24 8bj Derby

United Kingdom

Participants (6)

INDUSTRIA DE TURBO PROPULSORES SA

Spain

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES

France

PLANSEE AG

Austria

QINETIQ LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF SIEGEN

Germany

VOLVO AERO CORPORATION AB

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-1999-00061

  • Start date

    1 January 2000

  • End date

    31 March 2004

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 922 526

  • EU contribution

    € 1 563 763

Coordinated by:

ROLLS ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom