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UEC-Saturn is developing a baseline technology of ceramic composites application for aircraft engines

Site news 18.07.2017

Zhukovsky, July 18, 2017

Development of a critical baseline technology of ceramic composite materials (CCM) application for gas-turbine aircraft engines parts has been launched by Rybinsk PJSC UEC-Saturn (a United Engine Corporation company of Rostec State Corporation).

Critical technologies are being mastered in UEC-Saturn. Without their implementation it is impossible to produce high-tech products which are competitive on the global market. These are additive technologies, ceramic and polymer composite materials, robot-aided laser welding and perforation, thermo-barrier coatings.

Ceramic composite material is a multicomponent material made on the basis of a ceramic matrix with armor-clad filling compound operable at high temperatures of gases (more than 1000 °C). It guarantees long-life operation of parts without additional cooling. Ceramic material with its embrittlement properties is reinforced by continuous or dispersive fibers, thus ensuring high crack resistance.

“Analysis of the contemporary development of aircraft and industrial gas-turbine engines shows that the creation of competitive engines of a new generation is impossible without the development and wide application of ceramic composite materials, – says Dmitry Karelin, Deputy General Designer of UEC-Saturn for Research Activities. – Only with the use of high-temperature CCM it is possible to solve the tasks of weight reduction and engine fuel conservation. Developing reliable HP parts of gas-turbine engines on the basis of such materials is a complicated problem; specialists in many countries of the world are working at its solution. We are carrying out activities aimed at the creation of a critical baseline technology embracing the whole cycle of manufacturing aviation engine parts from ceramic composite materials”.

As a part of United Engine Corporation, UEC-Saturn is participating in International Aviation and Space Show MAKS-2017 which takes place in Zhukovsky.

PJSC UEC-Saturn is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels. PJSC UEC-Saturn is a part of United Engine Corporation (JSC) and is the leader of the Commercial Engines division, a business unit of UEC. It is located in Rybinsk (Yaroslavl Region). PJSC UEC-Saturn is a member of the all-Russian industrial association of employers “Russian Engineering Union”, the Yaroslavl regional office of the all-Russian public organization “Russian Engineering Union” is headed by V.Polyakov, Managing Director of PJSC UEC-Saturn.

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation. One of UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the industry’s companies by introducing new technologies meeting the world-class standards.

Rostec State Corporation is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and commercial application. The corporation comprises more than 700 companies, which form 11 defense-industrial and 3 civil industry holdings as well as more than 80 direct control companies. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Group, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO-AVISMA, Uralvagonzavod, and others. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and deliver their products to over 70 countries worldwide. Rostec' s consolidated revenue in 2016 reached 1 trillion 266 billion rubles, the consolidated net profit — 88 bln rubles, and EBITDA — 268 bln rubles. The average salary of the corporation in 2016 amounted to 44 000 rubles. Following Rostec's new strategy, the major objective is to ensure the technological advantage of Russia on competitive world markets. One of Rostec’s key tasks is the introduction of a new technological structure and digitalization of Russian economy.


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