A HIGH-RESOLUTION TEMPERATURE-INDICATING PAINT SYSTEM FOR CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS
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Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (MSChE)
Otto J. Gregory
With the next generation of gas turbine engines under development,manufacturers require validation of the surface temperatures and surface temperature gradients experienced by SiC-SiC ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components used as the material to construct the combustion chambers of gas turbine engines. Prior developed thermal paints lack adhesion to the substrate on which they are applied and lack resolution due to qualitative interpretation by a technician. The thermal paint system developed here in this thesis uses quantitative methods to characterize the transition state of a sintered glass to determine temperature with excellent resolution, having an error on the order of single degrees Celsius.
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Panoutsopoulos, Panagiotis, "A HIGH-RESOLUTION TEMPERATURE-INDICATING PAINT SYSTEM FOR CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS" (2022). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 2290.