Faculty Advisor

D., Sisson R.

Abstract

The goal of this project was to further the understanding of TBCs deposited by EB-PVD by Pratt & Whitney. First Pratt & Whitney's coater one was re-qualified. After that a fixture was designed to permit blade positioning on the x, y and z-axes and also allow for blade rotation. Finally the coating qualities were studied. Crystallographic orientation was determined using x-ray diffraction, column growth angles were calculated and surface and column microstructure were analyzed using SEM.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Chemical Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Program

Mechanical Engineering

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