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Master of Engineering (ME)
Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)
Date of Defense
First Committee Member
Michael R. Swain
Second Committee Member
Ryan L. Karkkainen
Third Committee Member
Matthew N. Swain
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.
heat transfer; cylinder head; Mitsubishi; Coatings
Fang, Yu, "An Investigation of the Heat Lost Minimization Coatings for Mitsubishi 6G72 Cylinder Head Exhaust Port" (2019). Open Access Theses. 792.