Turbine Blade Cladding & Remelting for Single-Crystal Volume Extension

By Irene Alfred, Boris Rottwinkel, Christian Noelke, Volker Wesling, Stefan Kaierle Nickel-based superalloys are used extensively in the combustor and turbine sections of aircraft engines due to their ability to withstand temperatures of up to 1100°C, thereby increasing engine efficiency. The microstructure of single-crystal turbine blades show superior creep and fatigue properties when compared to poly-crystal […]

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