ICTM Collaborative R&D 2022

Life-Cycle-Assessment (LCA) of Turbomachinery Components

How to approach the quantification of ecological sustainability in turbomachinery manufacturing?

Challenge and Motivation

  • Resource consumption and efficient processes are future drivers of the turbomachine industry, but:
    • Ecological impacts not fully in scope for machining processes.
    • Resource and energy consumption during machining not yet systematically acquired.
  • Rare and critical resources used in tools/materials.


  • A methodology/framework for acquiring of LCI-data, holistic LCA-analysis and interpretation (ISO 14040) for turbomachine manufacturing.