Our Team Manufactured Thermal Barrier Coatings for Wireless Dielectric Sensing at FIT
Last week, lab members Quentin Fouliard and Johnathan Hernandez went to the Center for Advanced Coatings at the Applied Research Laboratory of the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida. Our team manufactured thermal barrier coating configurations via air plasma spray that will allow to advance wireless dielectric measurements for non-contact temperature monitoring inside gas turbine engines. This novel approach is a joint effort between UCF faculty including our group and the research firm CREARE, and funded by STTR DoE. During thermal spray deposition, substrate temperature was recorded using infrared cameras and these results will support modeling efforts for stress predictions in as-deposited coatings.