High-Temperature Coatings for Complex Turbine Blades and Vanes

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0068
Agency Tracking Number: N045-001-0240
Amount: $1,249,400.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-T001
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
2 Boar's Head Lane, Charlottesville, VA, 22903
DUNS: 036500804
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Derek Hass
 Dir. of Research and Development
 (434) 977-1405
Business Contact
 Harry Burns
Title: CEO
Phone: (434) 977-1405
Email: harryburns@directedvapor.com
Research Institution
 Brian Gleeson
 Dept. of Materials Science
107 Metals Development
Ames, IA, 50011
 (515) 294-4446
 Nonprofit college or university
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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