SFB/Transregio 103

From Atoms to Turbine Blades -
a Scientific Approach for Developing the Next Generation of Single Crystal Superalloys

Welcome to the homepage of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/Transregio 103 funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). We advance the research field of single crystal superalloys by bringing together different disciplines, including, processing and manufacturing, materials testing, materials characterization and scale bridging materials modelling. Two central questions are in the centre of our efforts.
First, how do d-shell elements (like Re, Ta and W) affect thermodynamic, kinetic and mechanical properties? Second, which role play large (dendrites and interdendritic regions) and small scale microstructural heterogeneities (gamma / gamma prime microstructure) during, processing and high temperature exposure? Our joint research effort consists of 22 individual research projects, one of which has a supporting character (alloy supply).
The projects are attributed to three research areas (A: Property Assessment, B: Processing and Alloy Development, C: Scale Bridging Materials Modelling). The projects are based in five institutions who join their expertise in SFB/TR 103: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZ-Jülich) and German Aerospace Center (DLR).
The second four year funding period of our superalloy center started in January 2016. Here we provide information on our global research objectives and briefly describe our individual projects. Please contact us in case you need any further information.