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Functionalization of aeronautical thermal barrier systems elaborated by slurry (FONBAT)

Abstract : The selection of materials is of utmost importance in gas turbine engines to ensure the security of the passengers, optimize the performances of the aircraft and be cost efficient. In the hottest region of the engines (i.e. combustion chamber and turbine), the components are usually made of nickel-based superalloys. These materials can resist to high mechanical loads at high temperature but are vulnerable to aggressive environments. Therefore, nickel-based superalloys are usually coated to increase their durability in the engine (surface engineering). The chemical composition and the coating architecture are carefully adjusted depending on the temperature regime and the mechanisms of degradation encountered (hot corrosion, oxidation and/or erosion). New synthesis routes and functionalization are currently developed as alternative solutions to industrial processes. As a promising alternative approach, different studies were carried out in the LaSIE laboratory under the European project “PARTICOAT” and confirmed the possibility to elaborate complete thermal barrier systems (diffusion coating + thermal barrier coating) from Al-containing water-based slurries. In this work, the role of Cr as a doping agent was investigated. The addition of Cr decreased the thermodynamic activity of Al upon aluminizing and limited the exothermic reactions usually reported between Al and nickel-based materials. Different architectures of coatings were obtained thanks to the flexibility and the adaptability of the slurry coating process. The gas composition (Ar, air) and the heat treatment conditions were also investigated. Finally, the high temperature resistance of the slurry coatings developed during this work was evaluated under hot corrosion and oxidation conditions.
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Benjamin Grégoire. Functionalization of aeronautical thermal barrier systems elaborated by slurry (FONBAT). Materials. Université de La Rochelle, 2017. English. ⟨NNT : 2017LAROS023⟩. ⟨tel-01939473⟩

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