Thermal Diffusivity Measurements of Thermal Barrier Coatings and Carbon Fibre/Carbon Composites

  • Roy Taylor


The thermal diffusivities of plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coatings and of carbon/carbon fibre composites manufactured by two different production routes are reported. The results are discussed and related to the microstructural features and processing variables.


Thermal Conductivity Thermal Diffusivity Fibre Composite Bond Coat Thermal Barrier Coating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roy Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of Metallurgy and Materials ScienceUniversity of Manchester/UMISTUK

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