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Reference Number InnUK/132229/01
Title Additive Manufacturing for Cooled High-Temperature Automotive Radial Machinery (CHARM)
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Transport) 10%;
NOT ENERGY RELATED 90%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
HiETA Technologies Limited
Award Type Feasibility Studies
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 April 2016
End Date 30 September 2017
Duration 18 months
Total Grant Value £209,319
Industrial Sectors
Region South East
Programme Competition Call: 1509_FS_TRANS_IDP12 - Seeding tomorrow’s vehicle technologies today IDP12 feasibility. Activity IDP12 - FS
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , HiETA Technologies Limited (44.565%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Chemical Engineering, University of Bath (55.435%)
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Objectives
Abstract This project will assess the technical feasibility of using Additive Manufacturing to make high-temperature air- cooled nickel superalloy radial turbine componentry for automotive applications. This is expected to enable turbine operating temperatures of ~1050C, enabling more extreme downsizing of engines, removing the need for integrated cooled exhaust manifolds and leaving more thermal energy for waste heat recovery post- turbine. The project partners are HiETA Technologies Ltd and the University of Bath's Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) and Turbomachinery Research Group (TRG).
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