High-Temperature Coatings for Complex Turbine Blades and Vanes

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,659.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0068
Award Id:
70385
Agency Tracking Number:
N045-001-0240
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
2 Boar's Head Lane, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
036500804
Principal Investigator:
DerekHass
Dir. of Research and Development
(434) 977-1405
derekh@directedvapor.com
Business Contact:
HarryBurns
CEO
(434) 977-1405
harryburns@directedvapor.com
Research Institute:
IOWA STATE UNIV.
Brian Gleeson
Dept. of Materials Science
107 Metals Development
Ames, IA, 50011
(515) 294-4446
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Advanced thermal barrier coating systems are desired for naval gas turbine engines. These coatings will increase the durability of hot-section engine components to significantly improve the time "on-wing", safety and readiness of these engines. Here, we have used a novel coating synthesis technique to enable the deposition of advanced bond coat and top coat compositions and microstructures onto complex engine components. The result is a comprehensive thermal barrier coating system that provides enhanced performance and that can be applied onto a wide range of engine components. During Phase I of this project, DVTI has demonstrated that its novel deposition process can be used to deposit the identified bond coat and top coat with the desired coating compositions and microstructures. This includes top coats having strain-tolerant columnar microstructures and bond coats with dense microstructures. Phase II will lead to the qualification of these coatings for use on several Naval platforms. The successful completion of this project will therefore offer the military a pathway toward production implementation of these advanced coatings and the new deposition processing capabilities required for applying coatings of this type onto engine components.

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