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History of Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Engines: Emphasizing NASA's Role from 1942 to 1990NASA has played a central role in the development of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) for gas turbine applications. This report discusses the history of TBCs emphasizing the role NASA has played beginning with (1) frit coatings in the 1940s and 1950s; (2) thermally sprayed coatings for rocket application in the 1960s and early 1970s; (3) the beginnings of the modern era of turbine section coatings in the mid 1970s; and (4) failure mechanism and life prediction studies in the 1980s and 1990s. More recent efforts are also briefly discussed.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Glenn Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Miller, Robert A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 2009
Subject Category
Mechanical Engineering
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: Thermal Barrier Coatings II, Engineering Conference International
Location: KlosterIree
Country: Germany
Start Date: August 12, 2007
End Date: August 17, 2007
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 877868.
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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