Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.

Abstract

This MQP group set out to modify an existing model for predicting thermal-barrier coating thickness on a flat plate. Sponsored by Pratt & Whitney, a leading aircraft engine manufacturer in East Hartford, Conn., we combined onsite experimental design with on-campus scientific analysis. The short-term goal of this project is to design and analyze a predictive model for shadowed-coating profiles. This will contribute greatly to WPI's joint venture with Pratt & Whitney to create a rules-based software program that can predict the coating thickness on any modeled shape.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

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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