Development of multifunctional Thermal Barrier Coatings and modelling tools for high temperature power generation with improved efficiency.

Padture N P et al. Thermal barrier coatings for gas turbine engine applications, Science 296 (2002) 280–4

TheBarCode will advance the efficiency of power generation in gas turbine processes by the development of advanced parts of significantly improved performance and software providing optimized process parameters.

Its aim is the development of materials, methods and models suitable to fabricate, monitor, evaluate and predict the performance and overall energy efficiency of novel thermal barrier coatings for energy generative systems. This will be done by radically improving the performance of materials "in service", by the application of novel thermal barrier coatings. A significant improvement in energy efficiency and cost effectiveness will be achieved with structural design and computational fluid simulations.

TheBarCode is financed by The European Commisions FP7 program for research.

FP7 NMP.2012.2.2-3 Advanced materials for high-temperature power generation” Sub-Scheme Selected: CP-SICA.