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Next Generation TiAl Alloys

The ADVANCE Project

The ADVANCE Project

ADVANCE: Sophisticated experiments and optimization to advance an existing CALPHAD database for next generation TiAl alloys.

The ADVANCE project came to its conclusion in June 2022. The project has successfully developed the next generation of advanced CALPHAD databases (one thermodynamic and a compatible kinetic database for atomic mobility) for TiAl alloys. The use of these databases in combination with the appropriate simulation software contributes to the ability to decrease costs and development time for TiAl alloy design, which ultimately contributes to the Clean Sky 2 environmental mandate of ‘’Smart, Green, Integrated Transport’’. The main result of the project is the important improvements to the Titanium and TiAl-based Alloys Database (TCTI5). These improvements support the design of TiAl alloys with an increased degree of accuracy and are also critical for the design of Ti-based alloys.

The TCTI5 database is available for sale by Thermo-Calc Software and requires a full license for Thermo-Calc. Contact the Thermo-Calc sales team for more information about the database and how to get access.

For more information about the work behind the development of TCTI5, read our blog post Next Generation Database for Greener and more Efficient Aerospace Vehicles.


About the ADVANCE Project

The ADVANCE project consisted of an extensive and ambitious experimental program to generate detailed and accurate phase equilibrium data for a series of homogenous Ti-Al-X alloys of high purity, aiming to resolve existing experimental controversies and to determine missing data points of relevance, and ultimately support modeling activities consisting of assessing and re-optimizing individual subsystems and the development of cutting-edge CALPHAD databases for TiAl alloys.

The consortium consisted of four partners from three countries: Thermo-Calc Software AB (TCSAB), Sweden (Coordinator); Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH (MPIE), Germany; Helmholtz-Zentrum hereon GmbH (Hereon), Germany; and Montanuniversität Leoben (MUL), Austria. In addition, MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany, is the Topic Manager. Learn more about the partners.


Representatives of the consortium, left to right: Hai-Lin Chen (TCSAB), Roman Sowa MTU), Annett Seide (MTU), Svea Mayer (MUL), Martin Schloffer (MTU), Martin Palm (MPIE), Anders Engström (TCSAB), Florian Pyczak (Hereon), Marcus Rackel (Hereon), Coordinator (MTU). Missing from the photo: Frank Stein (MPIE), Yang Yang (TCSAB).

ADVANCE was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and is part of the Clean Sky 2 joint undertaking. The Clean Sky 2 goals are to reduce aircraft noise and CO2 and NOx emissions, which is a vital part of several initiatives that have a focus on fostering new technologies to make tomorrow’s aircraft greener and more efficient.

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This project received funding From the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under grant agreement No 820647.

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