Development of YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings Using Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying
AbstractThe axial injection of the suspension in the atmospheric plasma spraying process (here called axial suspension plasma spraying) is an attractive and advanced thermal spraying technology especially for the deposition of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). It enables the growth of columnar-like structures and, hence, combines advantages of electron beam-physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) technology with the considerably cheaper atmospheric plasma spraying (APS). In the first part of this study, the effects of spraying conditions on the microstructure of yttria partially-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) top coats and the deposition efficiency were investigated. YSZ coatings deposited on as-sprayed bond coats with 5 wt % solid content suspension appeared to have nicely-developed columnar structures. Based on the preliminary results, the nicely developed columnar coatings with variations of the stand-off distances and yttria content were subjected to thermal cycling tests in a gas burner rig. In these tests, all columnar structured TBCs showed relatively short lifetimes compared with porous APS coatings. Indentation measurements for Young’s modulus and fracture toughness on the columns of the SPS coatings indicated a correlation between mechanical properties and lifetime for the SPS samples. A simplified model is presented which correlates mechanical properties and lifetime of SPS coatings. View Full-Text
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Zhou, D.; Guillon, O.; Vaßen, R. Development of YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings Using Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying. Coatings 2017, 7, 120.
Zhou D, Guillon O, Vaßen R. Development of YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings Using Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying. Coatings. 2017; 7(8):120.Chicago/Turabian Style
Zhou, Dapeng; Guillon, Olivier; Vaßen, Robert. 2017. "Development of YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings Using Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying." Coatings 7, no. 8: 120.