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EPSRC Reference: GR/K84400/01
Title: DESIGNING MATERIALS FOR AEROSPACE AND POWER PLANT: A REVOLUTIONARY COMPUTER MODELLING APPROACH
Principal Investigator: Humphreys, Professor Sir C
Other Investigators:
Knowles, Dr KM Wilshire, Professor B Temmerman, Professor W
Clyne, Professor TW Bhadeshia, Professor H Reed, Professor RC
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Department: Materials Science & Metallurgy
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Scheme: FORESIGHT Challenge
Starts: 01 March 1997 Ends: 30 November 2000 Value (£): 1,454,321
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Design Engineering
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine
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This is a multi-disciplinary cross-sectoral proposal to computer model, design and process novel materials for a new generation of aeroengines and power plant. There are three linking themes: a revolutionary computer modelling approach to the design of new and improved materials: the development of special coatings; the transfer of aerospace science and technology to power plant. We propose to develop and use metallurgical theory to optimise existing turbine blade materials and to design completely new materials, operating at ultra-high temperatures, to produce dramatic improvements in the thrust and efficiency of aeroengines. We propose to transfer aerospace technology to power plant and replace many of the iron components with nickel-base alloys which should be capable of operating at 750 C. This will lead to a huge increase in thermodynamic efficiency, enormous fuel savings and a large reduction in pollution.
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