This thesis is restricted until 31 December 2016. A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
The project was funded with support from the Engineering and Physical Science Research
Council (EPSRC) and with support from the following industrial and academic partners: Alstom
Power Ltd., E.ON Engineering Ltd., Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd., National Physical Laboratory,
Praxair Surface Technologies, QinetiQ, Rolls-Royce plc, RWE npower, Siemens Industrial
Turbomachinery Ltd. and Tata Steel Ltd.