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Microstructural evolution in coated conventionally cast Ni-based superalloys

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posted on 12.06.2013, 08:07 authored by Scott Newman
The aim of this research project was to investigate the microstructural changes of MCrAlY coated Ni-based superalloys that are routinely used in industrial gas turbine engines for power generation. One of the main aims of the characterisation was to understand ageing time and temperature effects on the microstructural evolution so that a methodology could be developed where the characterisation of a thermally exposed microstructure can be used to estimate unknown service exposure conditions. [Continues.]

Funding

The project was funded with support from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and with support from the following industrial and academic partners: Alstom Power Ltd., E.ON Engineering Ltd., Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd., National Physical Laboratory, Praxair Surface Technologies, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce plc, RWE npower, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. and Tata Steel Ltd.

History

School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

Publisher

© Scott Newman

Publication date

2013

Notes

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

Language

en