The study will take place at the newly-opened Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Materials, which is based at NIMS’ Sengen site in Tsukuba, north of
This is the first scientific research programme the company has directly funded in
Increasing the temperature capabilities of materials operating in the hottest parts of a gas turbine improves fuel efficiency, which in turn reduces the emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2). Relatively small rises in temperature capability can bring quite large gains in fuel efficiency, helping meet environmental targets for aircraft engines’ CO2 emissions.
Rolls-Royce has worked with NIMS for around 15 years, during which time they also collaborated with existing Rolls-Royce UTCs (University Technology Centres). Future work programmes include studying the physics of blade alloys with