Recent Activities in the Field of Thermal Barrier Coatings Including Burner Rig Testing in the European Union (pages 907–921)
R. Vaßen, F. Cernuschi, G. Rizzi, A. Scrivani, N. Markocsan, L. Östergren, A. Kloosterman, R. Mevrel, J. Feist and J. Nicholls
Version of Record online: 27 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.200800015
Although thermal barrier coatings are used in industry for several decades there is still considerable demand for a further improvement of this coating system. Present research projects are for example dealing with the improvement of temperature capability and lifetime, developing of lifetime models, new processing technologies, or incorporating of additional functional properties in the coating. The present paper tries to give an overview on these recent research activities. In addition, it will also try to describe the different burner rig test facilities in Europe, which serve as an important test bed of thermal barrier coating systems.