Special Issue "Modelling and Simulation of Coating"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2017).

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Timon Rabczuk Website E-Mail
Institut für Strukturmechanik, Bauhaus University Weimar, Marienstrasse 15, 99423
Phone: +1-419-530-8245
Interests: structural safety and reliability; dynamic response analysis; damage and fatigue prediction; material models applying multiscale techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Modelling and simulation has become a key tool in Engineering and Materials Science. It complements experimental testing and also has the potential to study and identify physical phenomena that cannot be detected experimentally. It has been successfully used to support the design and optimization of new materials and structures. This Special Issue is devoted to computational modeling of coating. In addition, manuscripts on innovative computational methods, which have the potential to be applied to coating or coating materials, can be submitted to this Special Issue. They include approaches ranging from quantum mechanics and molecular dynamics, coarse-grained models, and Monte-Carlo simulations up to classical continuum-based approaches, based on finite element methods or isogeometric analyses. Manuscript covering the following topics are particularly welcome:

  • Computational methods for moving boundary problems, including fracture, delamination, fluid structure interaction, multi-phase fluid flow, and/or their application to modeling coating.
  • Computational modelling of interface problems.
  • Nano-scale modeling of coatings, including QM, MD, UA-MD, CG-MD.
  • Multiscale methods and their applications to coatings.
  • Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis.
  • Multiphysics modeling of coatings.
  • Phase field models.
  • Computational Methods for identification and characterization; this includes also machine learning approaches.

Prof. Dr. Timon Rabczuk
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • moving boundary problems
  • multiscale methods
  • multiphysics
  • optimization
  • uncertainty analysis
  • phase field models
  • fluid-structure interaction
  • material failure

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Simulation of Acoustic Wave Propagation in Aluminium Coatings for Material Characterization
Coatings 2017, 7(12), 230; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7120230 - 14 Dec 2017
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Aluminium coatings and their characterization are of great interest in many fields of application, ranging from aircraft industries to microelectronics. Here, we present the simulation of acoustic wave propagation in aluminium coatings via the elastodynamic finite integration technique (EFIT) in comparison to experimental [...] Read more.
Aluminium coatings and their characterization are of great interest in many fields of application, ranging from aircraft industries to microelectronics. Here, we present the simulation of acoustic wave propagation in aluminium coatings via the elastodynamic finite integration technique (EFIT) in comparison to experimental results. The simulations of intensity (I)–defocus (z) curves, obtained by scanning acoustic microscopy (SAM), were first carried out on an aluminium bulk sample, and secondly on a 1 µm aluminium coating deposited on a silicon substrate. The I(z) curves were used to determine the Rayleigh wave velocity of the aluminium bulk sample and the aluminium coating. The results of the simulations with respect to the Rayleigh velocity were corroborated by non-destructive SAM measurements and laser ultrasonic measurements (LUS). Full article
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Marching-on-in-Degree Time-Domain Integral Equation Solver for Transient Electromagnetic Analysis of Graphene
Coatings 2017, 7(10), 170; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7100170 - 17 Oct 2017
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The marching-on-in-degree (MOD) time-domain integral equation (TDIE) solver for the transient electromagnetic scattering of the graphene is presented in this paper. Graphene’s dispersive surface impedance is approximated using rational function expressions of complex conjugate pole-residue pairs with the vector fitting (VF) method. Enforcing [...] Read more.
The marching-on-in-degree (MOD) time-domain integral equation (TDIE) solver for the transient electromagnetic scattering of the graphene is presented in this paper. Graphene’s dispersive surface impedance is approximated using rational function expressions of complex conjugate pole-residue pairs with the vector fitting (VF) method. Enforcing the surface impedance boundary condition, TDIE is established and solved in the MOD scheme, where the temporal surface impedance is carefully convoluted with the current. Unconditionally stable transient solution in time domain can be ensured. Wide frequency band information is obtained after the Fourier transform of the time domain solution. Numerical results validate the proposed method. Full article
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Reduced-Order Modeling for and Vibration Characteristics Analysis of a Hard-Coated Mistuned Blisk
Coatings 2017, 7(7), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7070103 - 18 Jul 2017
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This paper develops a damping strategy for the vibration reduction of a mistuned bladed disk (blisk) by depositing hard coating on its blades, and systematically investigates the vibration characteristics of the hard-coated mistuned (HCM) blisk. By using an improved fixed-interface component modal synthesis [...] Read more.
This paper develops a damping strategy for the vibration reduction of a mistuned bladed disk (blisk) by depositing hard coating on its blades, and systematically investigates the vibration characteristics of the hard-coated mistuned (HCM) blisk. By using an improved fixed-interface component modal synthesis method (fixed-ICMSM), a reduced-order model (ROM) of the HCM blisk is established. Then, based on the proposed ROM, solutions of eigenvalue equations are carried out to obtain the natural frequencies and mode shapes. Further, modal loss factors and a damping matrix of the HCM blisk are achieved by taking advantage of the modal strain energy method and the proportional damping model, respectively. Moreover, the frequency response function of the HCM blisk, which can exhibit dynamic behaviors, was deduced. Finally, a mistuned blisk with a deposited NiCoCrAlY + YSZ hard coating on both sides of the blades is chosen as a study case to conduct a finite element analysis, and the results are compared with those obtained from the experimental test in terms of natural frequencies and mode shapes. The variation of the natural frequencies, the modal loss factors, and the frequency response function generated by the NiCoCrAlY + YSZ hard coating are studied, and the influence of coating area on damping capacity is further discussed. Full article
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Application of FEM to Estimate Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Plasma Sprayed Composite Coatings
Coatings 2017, 7(7), 91; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7070091 - 30 Jun 2017
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The presence of defects such as voids, inter-lamellar porosities or cracks causes a decrease in the effective thermal conductivity of plasma-sprayed coatings as well as a decrease in corresponding mechanical properties, such as the Young’s modulus. In general, the effective properties of thermal [...] Read more.
The presence of defects such as voids, inter-lamellar porosities or cracks causes a decrease in the effective thermal conductivity of plasma-sprayed coatings as well as a decrease in corresponding mechanical properties, such as the Young’s modulus. In general, the effective properties of thermal spray coatings are thus very different from that of bulk materials and thus have to be quantified to validate in service performances. A complementary approach allowing us to understand the relationships between the microstructure of a coating and its macro-properties is that of Finite Element Modeling (FEM). The case of composite coatings is more complicated still, due to the presence of different materials. In the present study, thermo-mechanical properties of a plasma-sprayed composite coating were estimated by numerical modeling based on FEM. The method applied uses directly cross-sectional micrographs without simplification, using a one-cell per pixel approach. Characteristics such as the thermal conductivity, the Young’s modulus, the Poisson’s ratio and the dilatation coefficient were considered. The example selected was an AlSi/polyester coating used as an abradable seal in the aerospace industry. Full article
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Nitrogen Trapping Ability of Hydrogen-Induced Vacancy and the Effect on the Formation of AlN in Aluminum
Coatings 2017, 7(6), 79; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7060079 - 09 Jun 2017
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This paper presents the ternary interaction of N, H, and vacancy point defects and the nitrogen trapping ability of aluminum vacancies induced by hydrogen by means of DFT methods employed in VASP (Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package) and Abinit packages. The obtained vacancy [...] Read more.
This paper presents the ternary interaction of N, H, and vacancy point defects and the nitrogen trapping ability of aluminum vacancies induced by hydrogen by means of DFT methods employed in VASP (Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package) and Abinit packages. The obtained vacancy formation energy of 0.65 eV is close to experimental values. Although the N–vacancy complex is unstable with the negative binding energy of −0.51 eV, the stability of H–vacancy–N is proved by the positive binding energy of 0.59 eV and the appearance of the orbital hybridization in the density of state (DOS) of atoms connecting to this complex. Moreover, Al vacancies can trap more than 4 N atoms, which prevents the formation of aluminum nitride and subsequently affects not only the hardness of the Al surface but also many practical applications of AlN coating. Full article
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