CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Hydrogen Turbines

Computational Design and Experimental Validation of New Thermal Barrier Systems

Performer: Louisiana State University System

Project No: FE0004734

Program Background and Project Benefits

This project will utilize a theoretical/computational approach to design a high performance thermal barrier coating (TBC) with enhanced top and bond coat. Turbine materials research seeks to improve coating materials that will allow for higher temperature operation and increased durability leading to increased turbine efficiency and reduced maintenance. Specifically, this project will use an ab initio (i.e., from first principles) molecular dynamics-based design tool to screen and identify TBC systems with desired physical properties, using high performance computing (HPC) simulations, to eliminate the need for expensive and time-consuming trial-and-error processes.

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