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Publication Date

2019-12-09

Availability

UM campus only

Embargo Period

2019-12-09

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Engineering (ME)

Department

Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)

Date of Defense

2019-11-19

First Committee Member

Michael R. Swain

Second Committee Member

Ryan L. Karkkainen

Third Committee Member

Matthew N. Swain

Abstract

This thesis is a performance investigation of multiple thermal barrier coatings from the automotive aftermarket industry. Three coatings from three non-connected manufactures were selected and applied on the inner surface of three exhaust ports that share the same cylinder head. Heat transfer data were taken before and after coating application on the same port for comparison. Empirical correlations were developed for future modeling. Results show coating performance strongly depends on coating surface finishing. Potential fluid flow separation was found from experiment data. Further investigation on fluid flow separation behavior is needed for accurate physical model development.

Keywords

heat transfer; cylinder head; Mitsubishi; Coatings

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