Video: Improved efficiency of aircraft engines
Winners of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2018:
Prof. Frank Brückner, Fraunhofer IWS
Mirko Riede, Fraunhofer IWS
Dr. Dan Roth-Fagaraseanu, Rolls-Royce
The Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS has succeeded in increasing the stability of those aircraft engine parts which are subject to stress due to temperature. The IWS process helps to reduce kerosene consumption as well as CO2 emissions. In combination with further measures, significant cost savings result during flight operations. The research project was developed in close cooperation with the engine specialist Rolls-Royce. The first engines with the new technology are already in use.