turbine blades

“Intelligent” turbines for green energy from tidal water power

Fluid flow engineers and electrical engineers are jointly developing turbine blades with special integrated drives Tidal hydroelectric power plants of the future will be able to generate “green” electricity significantly…

New smart materials could open new research field

A group of new smart materials discovered by researchers at Texas A&M University and their colleagues has the potential to significantly improve the efficiency…

Creatively Additive: The LZH at the Hannover Messe 2018

The LZH develops and optimizes special processes for established materials as well as special materials. The scientists of the LZH conduct research on both…

New optical method pinpoints weak spots in jet engine thermal coatings

Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that an optical analysis method can reveal weak areas in ceramic thermal barrier coatings that protect jet…

Digital Simulations for Real World Engines and Turbines: FVV awards Hans Dinger Prize 2016

The 2016 award went to Lukas Berger, RWTH Aachen University, who studied in his master thesis the formation of soot emissions in aircraft gas turbine engines…

Stronger turbine blades with molybdenum silicides

Gas turbines are the engines that generate electricity in power plants. The operating temperatures of their combustion systems can exceed 1600 °C. The…

Grinding the hardest to reach places within a component

This process allows difficult to reach dead volume areas deep inside components to be accurately ground and polished.

Novel capability enables first test of real turbine engine conditions

Manufactures of turbine engines for airplanes, automobiles and electric generation plants could expedite the development of more durable, energy-efficient…

Carbon-fiber epoxy honeycombs mimic the material performance of balsa wood

In wind farms across North America and Europe, sleek turbines equipped with state-of-the-art technology convert wind energy into electric power. But tucked…

IPH makes forging more efficient – on behalf of the EU

The german-based “Institut für Integrierte Produktion Hannover” (IPH) is working on the project together with two other research institutes and four…

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