Multilayered Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Coating for Improved Thermal Abrasion Resistance

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-12ER90295
Agency Tracking Number: 99054
Amount: $149,792.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 19 d
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Grogan
 (216) 404-0053
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: Mr.
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Research Institution
Currently, there is a need for a thermal barrier coating (TBC) that will improve gas turbine efficiency by allowing for maximum inlet temperature and/or reducing the amount of cooling air required for airfoils. New ceramic top-coat and metallic bond coat chemistries for TBCs that are stronger and more temperature-resistant than current 8YSZ TBC systems will improve turbine efficiency. This will ultimately increase energy savings and reduce costs. As a solution to the current problem, yttria-stabilized-zirconia (YSZ) containing thermally insulating microballoons for controlled porosity, temperature resistance, and abrasion resistance will be used as a TBC. The goal is to develop a film that transitions from a top layer of strong, thermally insulating YSZ to a bottom layer of bond metal that will be adhered to the turbine blade as a protective, insulating layer. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: Almost all electrical power on Earth is produced by a turbine of some type. Because this product improves turbine efficiency, it will be useful in aerospace applications, automotive applications, and power plants, all of which require the use of turbines.

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