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Composites and Coatings Group

Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy


Influence of the composition and viscosity of volcanic ashes on their adhesion within gas turbine aeroengines



Adhesion of Volcanic Ash Particles under Controlled Conditions and Implications for Their Deposition in Gas Turbines 



Effect of Nozzle Geometry and Processing Parameters on the Formation of Nanoparticles using FSP  

Computational Study of the Effect of Processing Parameters on the Formation and Growth of ZrO2 Nanoparticles in FSP Process 


Deposition of Ingested Volcanic Ash on Surfaces in the Turbine of a Small Jet Engine 

The Effect of Vermiculite on the Degradation and Spallation of Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings   

A Methodology, based on Sintering-induced Stiffening. for Prediction of the Spallation Lifetime of Plasma-Sprayed Coatings 

Process Control for Synthesis of ZrO2 Nanoparticles using FSP at High Production Rate 

Degradation of La2Zr2O7 and other Novel EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coatings by CMAS (CaO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2) and Volcanic Ash Deposits 

Volcanic Ash-induced Decomposition of EB-PVD Gd2Zr2O7 Thermal Barrier Coatings to Gd-Oxyapatite, Zircon and Gd, Fe-Zirconolite 



Modelling Impingement of Hollow Metal Droplets onto a Flat Surface 

Simulation of Impact of a Hollow Droplet on a Flat Surface 

Study of Impingement of Hollow ZrO2 Droplets onto a Flat Surface 

A Study of Liquid Droplet Disintegration for the Development of Nanostructured Coatings 

Modelling of Impingement Phenomena for Molten Metallic Droplets with Low to High Velocities 


High Temperature Corrosion of EB-PVD Yttria Partially STabilised Zirconia Thermal Barrier Coatings with an Artifical Volcanic Ash Overlay 

Recession of an EB-PVD YSZ Coated Turbine Blade by CaSO4 and Fe, Ti-rich CMAS-type Deposits