Non-Line-of-Sight Coating Of Turbine Airfoils

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,932.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-07-C-0307
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-006-0161
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
UES, INC.
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074689217
Principal Investigator:
Amarendra Rai
Senior Research Scientist
(937) 426-6900
arai@ues.com
Business Contact:
Francis Williams
Contracts Manager
(937) 426-6900
fwilliams@ues.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The current state-of-the-art techniques for thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are typically line-of-sight. Therefore the achievable coating thickness distributions on complex shaped parts are limited and inconsistent. The geometry of the turbine airfoils is getting more complex with each design making the line-of-sight processes for TBC less desirable. UES Inc in collaboration with Penn State University proposes to design a hybrid hydrothermal-electrophoretic process as a non-line-of-sight technique for TBC. The feasibility of the proposed technique will be demonstrated in a laboratory environment. Durability of the TBC fabricated from the proposed technique will be evaluated and compared with the state-of-the-art TBC coating. In Phase II, a prototype hybrid hydrothermal-electrophoretic system and the related process capable of producing TBC coating on engine hardware will be developed.

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