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Innovative processes and materials to synthesise knowledge-based ultra-performance nanostructured PVD thin films on gamma titanium aluminides

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515844

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 866 439

  • EU contribution

    € 8 589 774

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

Objective

Due to its specific stiffness and strength, as compared to its low weight, Gamma-TiAl alloy is a promising material for automotive, energy and aerospace applications. However, its wider use is limited by its low sustainability to severe environmental attac k in oxidising, sulphidising, hot corrosion as well as insufficient wear and erosion resistance at elevated temperature. Based on similar requirements in the machining industry, the INNOVATIAL consortium is tackling the demand for innovative coatings that can withstand attack up to 1000 C by complex environments, providing long term immunity against damage due to wear and erosion. This IP has the ambition to synthesise ultra-performance nanoscale-structured PVD coatings, which can provide environmental prot ection of Gamma-TiAl in order to boost the application of Gamma-TiAl to high service temperatures and long dwell times, and investigate application on hard metals thanks to: - Scientific understanding of thin films for Ti-Al materials. - Development of new coatings: interface engineering, nanocomposites, superlattice coatings, intermetallic coatings, top coats (Me-oxy-nitride glazes, thermal barrier coatings) - Upgrade High Power Impulse Magnetron Sputtering for thin film production - Use of new characteris ation techniques for a complete microstructural characterisation at the sub-nanometre scale. Through horizontal and vertical integration, covering fundamental research, to demonstration and validation, the multidisciplinary consortium is integrating 10 ren owned research centres, academics, 15 representative industrials (producers of Gamma-TiAl alloys, technology providers and end-users) among which 6 high-tech SMEs. Strong impacts are expected, both economic (European leadership of job-coating industry , of Gamma-TiAl components, sustain machining industry) and societal (lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in vehicles, improve lifetime of components, withdraw cooling fluids in industry.

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Address

Linder HÖHe
KÖLn

Germany

Participants (25)

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN

Sweden

RESEARCH LNSTITUTE FOR TECHNICAL PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Hungary

MONTANUNIVERSITAETLEOBEN (UNIVERSITY OF LEOBEN)

Austria

UNIVERSITY OF NOTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

HAUZER TECHNO COATING BV

Netherlands

IONBOND LIMITED

United Kingdom

TURBOCOATING S.P.A

Italy

CENTRUM TECHNOLOGII CIENKOWARSTWOWYCH SP. ZO.O.

Poland

AEROSPACE COATINGS LIMITED

United Kingdom

METEC TECNOLOGIES S.N.C DI RABEZZANA FRANCO E C

Italy

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

OSVAT S.R.L

Italy

NUOVO PIGNONE S.P.A.

Italy

HYDRA CLARKSON LNTERNATIONAL LTD

United Kingdom

SAPES OFFICINE GIUDICARIENSI S.P.A.

Italy

WOLFRAMCARB S.P.A.

Italy

SIEMENS LNDUSTRIAL TURBOMACHINERY LTD

United Kingdom

MTU AERO ENGINES GMBH

Germany

ANSALDO ENERGIA SPA

Italy

ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS

France

LINKÖPINGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

METEC INNOVATION CONSULTING SOCIETÀ A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 515844

  • Start date

    1 May 2005

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 866 439

  • EU contribution

    € 8 589 774

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT-UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

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