The energy efficiency of power generation systems, internal combustion engines, turbines, and even lighting can be improved through multiple factors, e.g. operating temperatures. The limiting factor in these applications is often the capability of structural materials to withstand higher temperatures and aggressive environments.
Development of advanced materials for energy systems is a priority of CWRU’s efficiency research. The Case School of Engineering in particular has a wide range of materials processing, testing, and characterization capabilities to impact this work. These competencies are currently applied in several fields, including: