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Characterisation and modelling of Ni based superalloy materials with multi-layered MCrAlY coating systems

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posted on 11.11.2014 by Yang Liu
The research and development of more efficient gas turbines has been one of the central focuses in materials design and characterisation for the past 20 years. High-temperature materials capable of maintaining their properties at elevated temperatures and under load are required for a wide range of components such as aircraft gas turbine engines, steam turbines, and industrial gas turbines. The operating temperature for gas turbine blades used for aerospace, marine and power plant applications, has been continuously increased in order to improve fuel efficiency. Nickel-based superalloys with various types of high temperature coatings have been widely and successfully used for such applications. [Continues.]


The Energy Programme, which is a Research Councils UK cross council initiative led by EPSRC and contributed to by ESRC, NERC, BBSRC and STFC, and specifically the Supergen initiative (Grants GR/S86334/01 and EP/F029748) and the following companies; Alstom Power Ltd., E.ON, Doosan Babcock, National Physical Laboratory, Praxair Surface Technologies, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce plc, RWE npower, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. and Tata Steel.



  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering


  • Materials


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A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.




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