The EU’s E-BREAK (Engine Breakthrough Components and Subsystems) technology program will help further reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions and extend the service life of next-generation engines. Under the program, 42 partners are collaborating with the objective of further developing components and engine sub-systems, such as sealing, material, and health monitoring technologies.
E-BREAK was launched in October 2012 as part of the European Union’s 7th Framework Program and will run until 2016. As a key partner in the project, MTU is dedicated to working on the following: abradable systems, simulation methods, development of lightweight titanium aluminide materials, and engine health monitoring. Germany’s leading engine manufacturer is heading up the engine monitoring systems sub-project.