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International Journal of Rotating Machinery
Volume 2012, Article ID 601837, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/601837
Research Article

Deterioration of Thermal Barrier Coated Turbine Blades by Erosion

1School of Aerospace Systems, University of Cincinnati, 2600 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45221, USA
2NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135, USA

Received 21 June 2012; Revised 10 October 2012; Accepted 12 October 2012

Academic Editor: J.-C. Han

Copyright © 2012 Rohan Swar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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