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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.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT-MONTBELIARD

Address

Site De Sevenans
90010 Belfort

France

Administrative Contact

Pascal FOURNIER (Dr.)

Participants (8)

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AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Germany

ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD

Ireland

EUROMAT GMBH

Germany

INSTITUTE OF PLASMA PHYSICS - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

NEOMET LTD.

United Kingdom

RILLA, ALVAREZ Y LOPEZ SA

Spain

ROLLS ROYCE PLC

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G4RD-CT-2002-00707

  • Start date

    1 May 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2006

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 134 226

  • EU contribution

    € 1 988 575

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DE TECHNOLOGIE DE BELFORT-MONTBELIARD

France

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