A way of increasing the heavy-duty engines’ efficiency is by insulation of the hot components of the engines with protective coatings, such as Thermal Barrier Coatings. The major aim of the project is to develop protective coatings that provide improved engine efficiency and also fulfill the requirements posed by the alternative fuels to be used in heavy-duty vehicles; this will be achieved by designing thermal spray coating with appropriate morphology, microstructure, and thickness as well as material composition.
The project coordinator of this project is University West (UW), and the industrial partners are the two major heavy-duty vehicles manufacturers AB Volvo and Scania CV as well as Oerlikon Metco a global leader in development of feedstock materials for thermal spraying.
Research environment / Institution
- Primus (KK-miljö)
- Institutionen för ingenjörsvetenskap
- Scania CV AB
- Volvo Technology AB
- Oerlikon Metco