Understanding the Formation of Vertical Cracks in Solution Precursor Plasma Sprayed Yttria-Stabilized-Zirconia Coatings
2014 (English)In: Journal of The American Ceramic Society, ISSN 0002-7820, E-ISSN 1551-2916, Vol. 97, 3396-3406 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) deposition by the solution precursor plasma spraying (SPPS) route has been of interest for potential thermal barrier coating (TBC) applications. It has been surmised that realization of unique microstructural features like vertical cracks, nanosized pores and fine splats in the TBCs can significantly enhance coating durability and performance. However, satisfactory control over the YSZ coating microstructure has been elusive in the absence of an adequate understanding of the mechanism responsible for coating deposition in SPPS. This study demonstrates the ability to tailor microstructure of deposited YSZ coatings over a wide range, from nano-porous coatings to a vertically cracked microstructure. Varying of precursor flow rate has been shown to dictate the pyrolysis events occurring in situ and, adopting this approach, YSZ coatings with widely varying microstructural features have been developed. The coatings have been characterized in detail and the observations correlated with in-flight particle generation and splat formation. These studies also provide useful insights into the possible origin of vertical cracks in the coating for which a mechanism is proposed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 97, 3396-3406 p.
Research subject Production Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-8553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-8553DiVA: diva2:860661