High Temperature Gas Turbine Erosion Lab

The University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) High Temperature Gas Turbine Erosion Lab aims to improve engine hot section life through supporting industrial development of erosion resistance coatings and blade materials.

High Temperature Gas Turbine Erosion Lab

Capabilities

the Gas Turbine Erosion lab machinery
  • Gas temperature at the test section: Ambient Temp. to 2500 F
  • Dual combustors
  • Gas velocity at the test section: 2200 ft/s (Mach 1@ 2500 F)
  • Particle acceleration liner length: 6 feet, 12 feet
  • Particle impingement angle range: 10~90 degree
  • Particle feed rate: 1.0 - 1900 gram/min
  • Test specimen size: 1 X 1 inch or cascade specimen

People

Headshot of Awatef Hamed

Awatef Hamed link

Professor - Emerita, CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

745B Baldwin Hall

513-556-3553

Research Support

Grant: #NNX07AC69A Investigators:Hamed, Awatef; Tabakoff, Widen 01-12-2007 -09-30-2010 National Aeronautics and Space Administration A Study of Thermal Barrier Coating Erosion in Rotorcraft Engine Role:Collaborator $523,667.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #NCE Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 05-12-2004 -05-11-2006 Ohio Aerospace Institute Simulation of Icing on Turbomachinery Role:PI $75,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #RF Project #746542 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 12-15-2003 -06-15-2007 Ohio Department of Development Ohio Center for Advanced Propulsion and Power Role:PI $4,300,000.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #02-0104-2 NCE Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 06-01-2002 -11-30-2005 Department of Energy Turbine Surface Degradation with Service and Its Effects on Performance Role:PI $233,832.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #VA-UC-00-01 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 04-01-2000 -03-31-2003 Ohio Board of Regents Computational Aeroacoustics Applied to Active Flow Control Role:PI $264,620.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #INT-9602128 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 12-01-1996 -11-30-2000 National Science Foundation U.S. - Egypt Cooperative Research: Particle Dynamics and Jet Noise in Two-Phase Supersonic Nozzles Role:PI $30,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #CTS-9812837-NCE Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 03-01-1999 -02-28-2003 National Science Foundation Internal Shocks in Gas Particle Flows and their Effects on Separated Shear Layers and Acoustic Emissions Role:PI $270,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #NNX08AC43A Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 01-01-2008 -12-31-2011 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Computation Bleed Model for Supersonic Inlets Role:PI $590,578.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 005720 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 07-08-2008 -07-07-2013 Honeywell International Master Sponsored Research Agreement with Honeywell International, Inc. Role:PI $.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 005777 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 07-01-2007 -07-01-2010 Ohio Board of Regents Endowed Chair in Reliability and Service Life Management for Advanced Power and Propulsion Systems Role:PI $685,494.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #TECH-09-022 Investigators:Abdallah, Shaaban; Cohen, Kelly; Hamed, Awatef; Jeng, San-Mou; Jog, Milind; Khosla, Prem; Lee, Jay; Qian, Dong; Schulz, Mark; Shanov, Vesselin; Singh, Raj; Steckl, Andrew; Turner, Mark; Vasudevan, Vijay; Walker, Bruce 08-18-2008 -08-17-2013 Ohio Department of Development Intelligent Propulsion and Power Systems and Their Life Management Role:PI $27,492,308.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 10-02-2007 -10-01-2017 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Memorandum of Understanding between NASA Glenn and University of Cincinnati Role:PI $.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #4500058155 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 03-01-2011 -12-31-2011 Tusas Engine Industries, Inc. Erosion Testing Role:PI $8,164.00 Closed Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #SRS 007402 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 03-09-2011 -12-31-2011 BryCoat, Inc. Erosion Testing Role:PI $14,946.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 007445 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 04-01-2011 -12-31-2011 Expatial Surface Alloys Erosion Testing Role:PI $10,488.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #SRS 007571 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 11-01-2011 -04-01-2012 Intertek, LLC Hot Erosion Testing Role:PI $6,029.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #653-080411 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 08-01-2011 -09-30-2014 Air Force Research Laboratory INVENT Spiral II Program Role:PI $.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #PO 5001538138 and PO 5001538179 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 09-01-2011 -12-31-2013 Rolls-Royce, Incorporated Compressor Blade Coating Testing Role:PI $88,548.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #PO 11F-319 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 09-15-2011 -06-30-2012 Airfoil Services Sdn Bhd Elevated Temperature Erosion Testing Role:PI $5,966.00 Closed Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #12-50 \ W911NF-04-1-0226 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 02-01-2012 -12-31-2012 Department of the Army Research Laboratory Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program Role:PI $2,600.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #200-18-14Q16042 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 06-29-2012 -11-06-2012 General Electric Aviation UCRI/UC Modeling and Simulation Role:PI $165,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #Sulzer TAA Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 08-01-2012 -12-31-2013 Sulzer Metco WOKA GmbH Elevated Temperature Erosion Tests Role:PI $33,912.00 Active Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #PO 470011733 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 12-20-2012 -09-30-2013 Iberia Lineas Aereas De Espana, Sole Operator SA Elevated Temperature Erosion Test Role:PI $18,840.00 Active Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #RQ7-UC-13-3 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 05-13-2013 -05-12-2014 Ohio Board of Regents Coupling CFD Analysis and Optimization Techniques for Scramjet Engine Design Role:PI $43,500.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #PO 200-1J-14H32369/RFQ RWB130516 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 09-01-2013 -12-31-2013 General Electric Aviation Erosion Tests Role:PI $6,023.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #Collaborative Reserach Agreement Investigators:Hamed, Awatef; Lee, Jongguen 04-01-2012 -12-31-2013 Department of Energy Fuel/Air Mixing Measurement Using Acetone-PLIF Role:Collaborator $144,243.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #900551938 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 10-15-2013 -12-31-2014 Department of Energy Erosion Testing Role:PI $84,243.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #POs 14K32221-01 and 14K32228-01 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 08-06-2014 -12-31-2014 Air Force Research Laboratory GE Aviation Hot Erosion Testing Role:PI $44,380.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #2015 Siemens Energy_TAA Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 12-01-2015 -11-30-2016 Siemens Energy, Inc. High Temperature Erosion Testing Role:PI $19,908.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #2015 Rolls Royce TAA Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 08-17-2015 -12-31-2015 Rolls-Royce, Incorporated High Speed High Temperature Erosion Testing Role:PI $9,480.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #PO 459175 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 01-01-2016 -01-30-2017 Praxair Surface Technologies Elevated Temperature Erosion Testing Role:PI $10,902.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #PO 450202782 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 07-01-2016 -09-07-2016 Iberia Maintenance Elevated Temperature Erosion Testing (500 & 1000F) Role:PI $18,960.00 Active Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #TSO-82509, PO 321164101 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 09-15-2016 -02-10-2017 IHI Corporation IHI Elevated Temperature Erosion Testing (1900F) Role:PI $68,751.00 Awarded Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #PO 321174067 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 07-01-2017 -12-31-2017 IHI Corporation IHI Erosion Testing Role:PI $94,743.00 Awarded Level:Foreign Industry

Grant: #PO #5003605498 Investigators:Hamed, Awatef 09-06-2017 -12-31-2017 Rolls-Royce, Incorporated High Speed Erosion Testing Role:PI $43,065.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Research Partners & Sponsors

  • GE Global
  • Pratt & Whitney (AF)
  • Siemens Energy, Inc
  • Babcock & Wilcox 7-12, LLC
  • Kennemetal Inc
  • UES, Inc.
  • Engineered Coatings, Inc.
  • TXI Tribologix Inc (AFOSR)
  • Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Incorporated (Navy)
  • HY-Tech Research Corp (Navy)
  • GE (Federal & Non Federal)
  • Academy of Applied Science (Army)
  • Acree Technologies (Navy)
  • MicroPhase Coatings (AF)
  • Plasma Technology Inco
  • Department of Energy  
  • U.S. Naval Air
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army Research Office
  • NASA
  • National Science Foundation 
  • Argon National Laboratory 
  • Siemens
  • Westinghouse
  • Northern Research Engineering Corp 
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Honeywell International
  • Praxair, Inc
  • Sermatech International
  • Standard Aero-San Antonio, Inc
  • Optomec Inc.
  • Ellison Surface Technologies
  • NanoSonic, Inc
  • Infosctex Corp
  • Rotating Machinery Services
  • UOP LLC (Honeywell)
  • Sermatech International
  • Arromac Surface Engineering LLC
  • GE India Technology Centre
  • Titanium Metals Corp
  • Dayton Power Utilities
  • Mobil Oil
  • Solar Turbomachinery
  • Garrett Turbine Engine
  • Northrop Corp
  • Iowa Power Utilities
  • Penione Nuevo – Italy
  • Ingersol Rand Corp
  • Komatsu - Japan
  • Brown Bovary Co. - Switzerland