Eddy Current Characterization of Flaws in NiCoCrAlY-Coated Nickel-Base Superalloys

  • Brian Larson
  • John Moulder
  • Paul Zombo

Abstract

Increases in performance of power generating combustion turbine engines have driven up operating temperatures and placed greater demands on turbine components. To meet these increased demands, some components such as fan blades, are fabricated from Inconel and Udimet superalloys and are coated with 0.10 to 0.15 mm of NiCoCrAlY. This coating affords the blades protection against oxidation and particle erosion, and provides a degree of thermal insulation to lower blade operating temperatures.

Keywords

Combustion Zirconia Yttrium 

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References

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    J. C. Moulder, N. Nakagawa, and P. J. Shull, in Review of Progress in QNDE, Vol. 7A, edited by D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti (Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1988), pp. 147–155.Google Scholar
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    J. C. Moulder, P. J. Shull, and T. E. Capobianco, in Review of Progress in QNDE, Vol. 6A, edited by D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti (Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1987), pp. 601–610.Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Larson
    • 1
  • John Moulder
    • 1
  • Paul Zombo
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Nondestructive EvaluationIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Technology DivisionPower Generation Business UnitOrlandoUSA

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