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Thermal Barrier Coatings for Long Life in Marine Gas Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-16-P-2065
Agency Tracking Number: N16A-019-0179
Amount: $79,925.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N16A-T019
Solicitation Number: 2016.0
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-11
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2017-05-10
Small Business Information
2 Boars Head Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States
DUNS: 036500804
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Derek Hass
 (434) 977-1405
Business Contact
 Harry Burns
Phone: (434) 977-1405
Research Institution
 Univ. of California - Irvine
 Natalie Nodianos
5171 California Ave Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92697
United States

 (949) 824-8109
 Nonprofit College or University

The marine environment is extremely corrosive to turbine engine components due to the large amount of salts from the sea coupled with the fuel impurities and the high temperatures experienced. To cope with future operational requirements, a strong need exists to develop novel, protective coatings to provide environmental protection from hot corrosion and oxidation conditions across a wide range of operating temperatures. To address this issue, a strong need exists to develop novel, protective coatings to provide environmental protection from Type I and II hot corrosion and oxidation conditions, as well as, thermal protection to the component. Thus, thermal barrier coatings (TBC) systems consisting of a dense, environmentally resistant bond coat and a strain tolerant columnar top coat with low thermal conductivity are of high interest for use in these engines. This program will employ corrosion resistant bond coat compositions and advanced processing methods to apply marine resistant thermal barrier coating systems onto coupons for testing in relevant environments. Down-selected coatings will be demonstrated on turbine engine components such as blades and vanes. Design of these systems will be aided by the development of an integrated computational material engineering (ICME) model to promote long TBC life.

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