Opendata, web and dolomites


HIgh PERformance Journal Bearing Technology for new geared TurboFAN generations

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "HIPERFAN" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
postcode: 4663
website: n.a.

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Total cost 2˙999˙526 €
 EC max contribution 2˙999˙526 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (ITD Engines)
 Code Call H2020-CS2-CFP06-2017-01
 Funding Scheme CS2-RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-03-01   to  2021-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HIGH TECH COATINGS GMBH AT (LAAKIRCHEN) coordinator 2˙046˙736.00
2    MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN AT (LEOBEN) participant 329˙696.00
3    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN AT (WIEN) participant 253˙591.00
5    SINDLHAUSER MATERIALS GMBH DE (Kempten) participant 174˙038.00


 Project objective

The development of new journal bearing materials is viewed as key enabler for future geared turbofan engines where extreme operational conditions- out of industry experience- exist. The challenging conditions are not met by state of the art journal bearing materials and new journal bearing material concepts are demanded. Therefore, HIPERFAN aims for the development of the most robust and reliable high performance journal bearing materials and associated manufacturing processes, and will support the optimization of the entire tribological journal bearing system in order to enable the new Ultrafan™ and consequently the Very High Bypass Ratio (VHBR) engine technology. In order to fulfill this aim, HIPERFAN will follow a new direct coated multilayer/graded coatings approach that will take the status quo of current established journal bearing materials to a new level. Gradually tailored composition and/or morphology of the materials will combine maximum fatigue strength with maximum adaptability and will lower risks and limitations of todays journal bearing (material) technology significantly. Simulation assisted design and production of the coating architecture combined with sub scale tribometer testings over the entire stribeck curve and under emergency running conditions (already in the early development stage) will enable a fast screening of multiple material combinations and will develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying tribological system. Within the frame of HIPERFAN new (systematically analyzed, characterized and optimized) journal bearing materials will be developed. Including the development of a process simulation assisted Magnetrontechnology to a maturity level of TRL6 and MCRL4 respectively.


List of deliverables.
Plan for Communication and Dissemination of project results Documents, reports 2019-08-01 12:55:35

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of HIPERFAN deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Philipp Renhart, Florian Summer, Florian Grün, Andreas Eder
Close-to-Application Test Methodology Validated by a Baseline Study for Novel Bearing Developments in Aircraft Turbines
published pages: 7, ISSN: 2075-4442, DOI: 10.3390/lubricants8010007
Lubricants 8/1 2020-02-05

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "HIPERFAN" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "HIPERFAN" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.

DEBRA (2018)

Diamond Element BeaRings with Air-cooling

Read More  

AIRSEAL (2019)

Airflow characterization through rotating labyrinth seal

Read More  

ADORNO (2018)

Aicraft Design and nOise RatiNg for regiOnal aicraft

Read More