Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: The use of microstructural evolution in a coated nickel base superalloy, IN738, as a time-temperature recorder
Author: Shaheedullah, Mohamed Rafiullah
ISNI:       0000 0001 3396 0006
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2000
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
Nickel base superalloys are used for turbine blades in gas turbine engines, and are required to operate at very high temperatures (≈900°C) for long periods of time in an aggressive environment. A particular problem is that although the operating times of such blades are generally well-known, their effective operating temperatures are less well defined due to variations in position and metal-gas temperature. The microstructure of this material is known to evolve as a function of time and temperature. The aim of this research is to develop a model that will enable the microstructure to act as a time temperature recorder for IN738LC industrial gas turbine blades.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available