Development of Endurable Thermal Barrier Coatings for Diesel Engine Specific Heat Reduction

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-05-C-0088
Agency Tracking Number: A043-250-3145
Amount: $119,982.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-250
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-12-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-06-10
Small Business Information
2555 Technology Blvd., P.O. Box 2603, Columbus, IN, 47202
DUNS: 926141110
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Melvin Woods
 Program Manager
 (812) 376-6472
Business Contact
 Barry Czachura
Title: Vice President
Phone: (812) 376-6472
Research Institution
This program proposes to develop advanced thermal barrier coatings and an advanced thermal insulating exhaust port runner to reduce high power density diesel engine heat rejection. Analytical Engineering, Inc. along with APS-Materials, Inc. and Ceradyne Thermal Materials will develop and bench test thermal barrier coatings that will address the important issues of thermal insulating effectiveness and durability. In addition, an advanced thermal insulation exhaust port ceramic monolith with compliant layer will be developed to accommodate the severe thermal shock and shrinkage that occurs during the casting process. Thermal barrier coatings will be developed to address the issues of radiation translucence and convective heat exchange between the coating surface porosity and in-cylinder gases. To maximize insulating effectiveness it is proposed that the thermal barrier coating combustion chamber surface porosity be closed off and sealed with materials that will either block or reflect thermal radiation. To maximize coating durability the plasma sprayed coating substrate will be engineered for optimum stress control by means of graded coatings, optimized grain size, controlled variable density distribution, micro-crack control, post-densification etc.

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