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ADVANCE: Sophisticated experiments and optimisation to advance an existing CALPHAD database for next generation TiAl alloys

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Project "ADVANCE" data sheet

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Organization address
address: RASUNDAVAGEN 18-20
city: SOLNA
postcode: 169 67

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 Coordinator Country Sweden [SE]
 Total cost 1˙112˙783 €
 EC max contribution 1˙112˙783 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU. (ITD Engines)
 Code Call H2020-CS2-CFP07-2017-02
 Funding Scheme CS2-RIA
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-10-01   to  2021-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THERMO-CALC SOFTWARE AB SE (SOLNA) coordinator 178˙500.00
4    MONTANUNIVERSITAET LEOBEN AT (LEOBEN) participant 107˙500.00


 Project objective

To meet the Clean Sky 2 goals to reduce aircraft noise and CO2 and NOx emissions, an optimised titanium aluminide (TiAl) CALPHAD database is needed. Such a database is an integral step to meet these goals as it can be used in the aviation industry to improve existing alloys and create new alloys important in the manufacture of lightweight turbine engine components. The primary goal of this proposal is to experimentally determine critical binary and ternary phase data for several key systems and to incorporate this information into an existing TiAl thermodynamic database. An additional kinetic database will also be updated and provided at the end of the project. By optimising the phase data, this reduces or eliminates the need to conduct costly trial and error experiments, and ultimately speeds the time to market for the turbine engine components. To achieve the goals of this Call for Proposal, a critical analysis of existing state-of-the-art CALPHAD databases, supplied by partner Thermo-Calc Software AB (TCSAB), identified the missing or unreliable data for several important TiAl systems. Data for these systems will be collected through a series of sophisticated experiments on well-characterised high-purity alloys. The experiments will be carried out by the partners Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- Und Küstenforschung GmbH (HZG) and Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL), who are all recognised for their long-term and well-documented expertise in preparing and characterising TiAl alloys. At key milestones throughout the project, TCSAB, with the assistance of other partners, will critically evaluate the experimental data and conduct thermodynamic assessments of all the systems under investigation. The final analysis will result in two optimised and advanced CALPHAD databases that can immediately be used for alloy design by MTU Aero Engines, which will contribute to the overall Clean Sky 2 targets.


List of deliverables.
Interim report on high temperature in situ phase information for CALPHAD assessment Documents, reports 2020-04-02 09:33:50
Interim report on metallographic data for CALPHAD assessment Documents, reports 2020-02-12 17:34:22
Report for first half of the planned ternary systems Documents, reports 2020-01-22 16:26:49
Communication, dissemination and exploitation plan Documents, reports 2020-01-22 16:26:49
Data Management Plan Documents, reports 2020-01-22 16:26:49
Report on the signature of the Implementation and Consortium Agreements Documents, reports 2020-01-22 16:26:49

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


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Benedikt Distl, Gerhard Dehm, Frank Stein
Effect of Oxygen on High-temperature Phase Equilibria in Ternary Ti-Al-Nb Alloys
published pages: 1-7, ISSN: 0044-2313, DOI: 10.1002/zaac.202000098
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie 646 2020-04-24

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