As future land-based gas turbine engines are being designed to operate with inlet temperatures exceeding 1300°C (2370°F), efforts at NETL have been focused on developing advanced materials systems that are integrated with novel airfoil cooling architectures. Recent achievements in the areas of low cost diffusion bond coat systems applied to single- and poly-crystalline nickel-based superalloys, as well as development of thin nickel-based oxide dispersion strengthened layers are presented in this paper. Integration of these material systems with commercially cast, novel, pin-fin internal cooling airfoil arrays, tripod film cooling hole architectures, trailing edge cooling geometries, and near surface micro-channel concepts is also presented.

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