Experimental design and performance analysis of alumina coatings deposited by a detonation spray process
2001 (English)In: Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 34, no 1, 131-140 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The increasing demands for high-quality coatings has made it inevitable that the surface coating industry would put more effort into precisely controlling the coating process. Statistical design of experiments is an effective method for finding the optimum spray parameters to enhance thermal spray coating properties. In the present investigation, an attempt is made to produce high-quality alumina (Al2O3) coatings by optimizing the detonation spray process parameters following a (L16-24) factorial design approach. The process parameters that were varied include the fuel ratio, carrier gas flow rate, frequency of detonations and spray distance. The coating characteristics were quantified with respect to roughness, hardness and porosity. The performance of the coatings was quantitively evaluated using erosion, abrasion and sliding wear testing. Through statistical analysis of the experimental results, performed by the ANOVA method, the significance of each process parameter together with an optimal variable combination was obtained for the desired coating attributes. Confirmation experiments were conducted to verify the optimal spray parameter combination, which clearly showed the possibility of producing high-quality Al2O3 coatings.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol, United Kingdom: IOP , 2001. Vol. 34, no 1, 131-140 p.
Abrasion, Alumina, Detonation, Erosion, Detonation spray processes, Thermal spray processes, Sprayed coatings
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8509ISBN: 00223727 (ISSN)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8509DiVA: diva2:859903