Thermal-barrier coatings for more efficient gas-turbine engines
a1 Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany; firstname.lastname@example.org
a2 Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan; email@example.com
a3 Siemens Energy Inc., Orlando, FL; Ramesh.Subramanian@siemens.com
a4 Engine and Component Diagnostics, Siemens Energy Inc., Orlando, FL; Paul.Zombo@siemens.com
a5 Durability and Protective Coatings Branch, Structures and Materials Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thermal-barrier coatings are complex systems with properties that largely depend on their specific microstructure. Their properties change during operation, typically leading to degradation. A further difficulty arises from the fact that this degradation also depends on specific loading conditions that can be rather complex. Different laboratory setups are described that simulate, at least partially, the actual loading conditions. In addition, sensing and nondestructive methods are described that are targeted toward reliable operation of a gas-turbine engine with thermal-barrier coated components.