Surface roughness TBC topcoat
03-26-2007, 08:56 AM,
Surface roughness TBC topcoat
Hi all,

First of all I would like to say this is a very interesting and useful forum. It would be great to have such a forum for every discipline of (mechanical) engineering.

My questions are about the surface roughness of TBC for industrial gas turbines.

-What roughness (Ra, Rz, Rmax, ...) values are used for turbine vanes and blades?
-Which processes are used to reach these values (grinding, blasting, vibratory finishing...)?
-Is efficiency the only reason to decrease the roughness? Or are there other (material) characteristics (like life cycle) positively influenced by lowering the roughness?

Many thanks for your replies.

Best regards,

Rogier Vermeulen
Student mechanical engineering
04-03-2007, 12:15 PM,
RE: Surface roughness TBC topcoat
Hi Rogier

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This link may be of interest.
04-11-2007, 11:31 AM,
RE: Surface roughness TBC topcoat
Gordon Wrote:Hi Rogier

Sign0016 to the Surface Engineering Forum.

This link may be of interest.
Thanks Gordon.

If someone has more information, especially about the importance of the different Roughness values (Ra, Rz, Rmax, ...), it would be very much appreciated.



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