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Development, manufacturing and testing of high temperature resistant and rub-in permissive magnesia alumina spinel coatings with defined 3D interface structure and high cyclic life time for gas turbine components of aircraft engines.

Transfer of the know-how regarding powder synthesis and coating technology to industrial partners as well as identification and analysis of a suitable commercial supply chain.

Project Holistic Turbine „HolisTurb“Project: Holistic Turbine „HolisTurb“: cycling rig IEK-1

Project data

Project: Holistic Turbine „HolisTurb“ – Interdisciplinary, integral turbine concepts for efficiency and reliability increases

Funding source: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)

Duration: 01.10.2009 to 31.03.2012


Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG, Blankenfelde-Mahlow

Project work FZ Jülich

Design, development and assembly of a new thermal gradient cycling rig at the IEK-1, which is especially provided for testing of real gas turbine hardware components

Establishment of rub-in permissive coating systems via atmospheric (APS) und vacuum plasma spraying (VPS)

Testing of coating systems to evaluate robustness and life time on the new installed thermal gradient cycling rig


T. Steinke, G. Mauer, R. Vaßen, D. Stöver, D. Roth-Fagaraseanu, M. Hancock, Process Design and Monitoring for Plasma Sprayed Abradable Coatings, J. Therm. Spray Technol. 19 (2010), 756

Contacts  (Prof. Dr. Robert Vaßen)