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

Professor - Emerita , CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

745B Baldwin Hall

513-556-3553

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