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Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Joint Technology Initiatives
Project duration:
01.12.2015 to 30.11.2019
EU contribution:
3.072.595,06 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 686707.  


Development and Manufacturing of an All-Oxide Inter Turbine Duct for Aeroengines


The objective of the proposal is the development of an all-oxide Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC) inter turbine duct for testing of the component in a demonstrator engine.

The development steps include:

- Designing the parts including the attachment to the metallic support structure
- Defining design rules how to work with oxide CMCs for engine parts
- Simulation of the parts behavior under engine loads
- Assessment of the lifetime and reliability of the material in operation to translate the specimen behavior onto the component level
- Optimizing the performance of the parts w.r.t. manufacturing parameters e.g. fiber orientation
- Characterizing the material properties needed for the design process on specimen level. This includes the material development for example to improve the matrix system for prepreg technology
- Manufacturing of the demonstrator parts
- Develop a concept for fining qualification steps
- Develop a concept for non-destructive testing
- Validating simulation results with engine data resulting from engine tests


  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany (Coordinator)
  • Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH, Germany