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  • 1.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Förbättrad lönsamhet för biogasanläggningar genom beläggning av knivar2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Björklund, Stefan
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Goel, Sneha
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Function-dependent coating architectures by hybrid powder-suspension plasma spraying: Injector design, processing and concept validation2018In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 142, p. 56-65Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The attractive properties achieved by Suspension Plasma Spraying (SPS), combined with the availability of high throughput capable plasma spray systems that permit axial feeding, provide encouragement to explore use of suspensions for next generation functional applications. This paper deals with realization of coatings with various pre-determined function-dependent architectures by employing a hybrid powder-suspension feedstock. Some illustrative application-relevant coating architecture designs are discussed, along with the specific benefits that can accrue by deploying a multi-scale powder-suspension feedstock combination. An elegant feedstock delivery arrangement to enable either simultaneous or sequential feeding of powders and suspensions to enable convenient processing of coatings with desired architectures is presented. As proof-of-concept, deposition of layered, composite and functionally graded coatings using the above system is also demonstrated using appropriate case studies

  • 3.
    Choquet, Isabelle
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Johansson, J.
    Wigren, J.
    New powder port holder geometry to avoid lump formation in APS2005In: 17th international symposium on plasma chemistry (ISPC 17) :: Toronto, Canada, August 7th – 12th, 2005, 2005, p. OP7. 1-6Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A new geometry of the powder port ring holder used in atmospheric plasma spraying has recently been designed to avoid lump formation, and successfully tested for a set of process parameters associated with Ni-5Al powder used in production to form bond coat [1]. But with ZrO 2 powder used to made top coat, improvements were not enough satisfactory. Here, we investigate numerically the cause of the remaining defects, and further improve the ring geometry to prevent lump from forming in any part of the coating.

  • 4.
    Choquet, Isabelle
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Johansson, Jimmy
    Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan.
    Wigren, Jan
    Volvo Aero Corporation, Trollhättan.
    Clogging and lump formation during atmospheric plasma spraying with powder injection downstream the plasma gun2007In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 512-523Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aimed to numerically and experimentally investigate lump formation during atmospheric plasma spraying with powder injection downstream the plasma gun exit. A first set of investigations was focused on the location and orientation of the powder port injector. It turned out impossible to keep the coating quality while avoiding lumps by simply moving the powder injector. A new geometry of the powder port ring holder was designed and optimized to prevent nozzle clogging, and lump formation using a gas screen. This solution was successfully tested for applications with Ni-5wt.%Al and ZrO2-7wt.%Y2O3 powders used in production. The possible secondary effect of plasma jet shrouding by the gas screen, and its consequence on powder particles prior to impact was also studied.

  • 5.
    Curry, Nicholas
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes. Treibacher Industrie AG, Althofen 9330, Austria.
    VanEvery, Kent
    Progressive Surface, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, USA.
    Snyder, Todd
    Progressive Surface, Grand Rapids, MI 49512, USA.
    Susnjar, Johann
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Althofen 9330, Austria.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Performance Testing of Suspension Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings Produced with Varied Suspension Parameters2015In: Coatings, ISSN 2079-6412, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 338-356Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension plasma spraying has become an emerging technology for the production of thermal barrier coatings for the gas turbine industry. Presently, though commercial systems for coating production are available, coatings remain in the development stage. Suitable suspension parameters for coating production remain an outstanding question and the influence of suspension properties on the final coatings is not well known. For this study, a number of suspensions were produced with varied solid loadings, powder size distributions and solvents. Suspensions were sprayed onto superalloy substrates coated with high velocity air fuel (HVAF) -sprayed bond coats. Plasma spray parameters were selected to generate columnar structures based on previous experiments and were maintained at constant to discover the influence of the suspension behavior on coating microstructures. Testing of the produced thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems has included thermal cyclic fatigue testing and thermal conductivity analysis. Pore size distribution has been characterized by mercury infiltration porosimetry. Results show a strong influence of suspension viscosity and surface tension on the microstructure of the produced coatings.

  • 6.
    Ekberg, Johanna
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology,Göteborg, Sweden.
    Klement, Uta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology,Göteborg, Sweden.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Analysis of single splats produced by axial suspension plasma spraying2018In: Surface Engineering, ISSN 0267-0844, E-ISSN 1743-2944, Vol. 34, no 5, p. 407-411Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Axial suspension plasma spraying (ASPS) is a relatively new, innovative technique with which microstructures have been produced that are similar to the ones produced by electron beam physical vapor deposition. They have a columnar structure and consist of nm- and µm-sized pores. However, so far the formation of the microstructure is not fully understood because fragmentation and vaporisation of the liquid significantly affects the deposition process. Analysis of single splats can provide important information on the phenomena controlling the coating formation process and the final coating properties. Therefore, the present study aims at providing first results of 8 wt-% yttria-stabilised zirconia single splats sprayed onto a steel substrate by use of ASPS. Scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy have been used to characterise the splats with respect to appearance, shape, and size distribution. © 2017 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Institute

  • 7.
    Frodelius, Jenny
    et al.
    Linköping University, Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics.
    Sonestedt, Marie
    Chalmers University of Technology, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Department of Applied Physics.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Palmquist, Jens-Petter
    Kanthal AB, 734 27 Hallstahammar, Sweden.
    Stiller, Krystyna
    Chalmers University of Technology, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Department of Applied Physics.
    Högberg, Hans
    Linköping University, Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics.
    Hultman, Lars
    Linköping University, Thin Film Physics Division, Department of Physics.
    Ti2AlC coatings deposited by High Velocity Oxy-Fuel spraying2008In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 202, no 24, p. 5976-5981Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    High Velocity Oxy-Fuel has been utilized to spray coatings from Ti2AlC (MAXTHAL 211®) powders. X-ray diffraction showed that the coatings consist predominantly of Ti2AlC with inclusions of the phases Ti3AlC2, TiC, and Al–Ti alloys. The fraction of Ti2AlC in coatings sprayed with a powder size of 38 μm was found to increase with decreasing power of the spraying flame as controlled by the total gas flow of H2 and O2. A more coarse powder (56 μm) is less sensitive to the total gas flow and retains higher volume fraction of MAX-phase in the coatings, however, at the expense of increasing porosity. X-ray pole figure measurements showed a preferred crystal orientation in the coatings with the Ti2AlC (000l) planes aligned to the substrate surface. Bending tests show a good adhesion to stainless steel substrates and indentation yields a hardness of 3–5 GPa for the coatings sprayed with a powder size of 38 μm.

  • 8.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Yao, Y.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, 41296, Sweden.
    Vadali, S. V. S. S.
    University of Hyderabad, School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Hyderabad, 500046, India.
    Klement, Uta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, 41296, Sweden.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    A facile approach to deposit graphenaceous composite coatings by suspension plasma spraying2019In: Coatings, ISSN 2079-6412, Vol. 9, no 3, article id 171Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper demonstrates, for the first time ever, the deposition of graphenaceous composite coatings using an easy, yet robust, suspension plasma spraying (SPS) process. As a case study, a composite coating comprising 8 wt.% of yttria-stabilized-zirconia (8YSZ) and reinforced with graphene oxide (GO) was deposited on a steel substrate. The coatings were sprayed using an 8YSZ-GO mixed suspension with varied plasma spray parameters. Establishing the possibility of retaining the graphene in a ceramic matrix using SPS was of specific interest. Electron microscopy and Raman spectroscopy confirmed the presence of graphenaceous material distributed throughout the coating in the 8YSZ matrix. The experimental results discussed in this work confirm that SPS is an immensely attractive pathway to incorporate a graphenaceous material into virtually any matrix material and can potentially have major implications in enabling the deposition of large-area graphene-containing coatings for diverse functional applications. © 2019 by the authors.

  • 9.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Characterization of Microstructure and Thermal Properties of YSZ Coatings Obtained by Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying (ASPS)2015In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 24, no 7, p. 1195-1204Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper aims at demonstrating various microstructures which can be obtained using the suspension spraying technique and their respective significance in enhancing the thermal insulation property of a thermal barrier coating. Three different types of coating microstructures are discussed which were produced by the Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying. Detailed characterization of coatings was then performed. Optical and scanning electron microscopy were utilized for microstructure evaluations; x-ray diffraction for phase analysis; water impregnation, image analysis, and mercury intrusion porosimetry for porosity analysis, and laser flash analysis for thermal diffusivity measurements were used. The results showed that Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying can generate vertically cracked, porous, and feathery columnar-type microstructures. Pore size distribution was found in micron, submicron, and nanometer range. Higher overall porosity, the lower density of vertical cracks or inter-column spacing, and higher inter-pass porosity favored thermal insulation property of the coating. Significant increase in thermal diffusivity and conductivity was found at higher temperature, which is believed to be due to the pore rearrangement (sintering and pore coarsening). Thermal conductivity values for these coatings were also compared with electron beam physical vapor deposition (EBPVD) thermal barrier coatings from the literature and found to be much lower. © 2015 ASM International

  • 10.
    Goel, Sneha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Ind AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Wiklund, U.
    Uppsala Univ, Dept Technol, Mat Sci Div, S-75121 Uppsala, Swede.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Axial suspension plasma spraying of Al2O3 coatings for superior tribological properties2017In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 315, p. 80-87Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension plasma spray is a relatively new thermal spray technique which enables feeding of fine powder to produce advanced coatings for varied applications. This work investigates the difference in structure and performance of Al2O3 coatings manufactured using conventional micron-sized powder feedstock and a suspension of sub-micron to few micron sized powder. Axial injection was implemented for deposition in both cases. The effect of feedstock size and processing on the tribological performance of the two coatings was of specific interest. The coatings were characterized by Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy, micro-hardness and scratch resistance testing, and their dry sliding wear performance evaluated. The suspension sprayed coatings yielded significantly higher scratch resistance, lower friction coefficient and reduced wear rate compared to conventional coatings. The improved tribological behaviour of the former is attributable to finer porosity, smaller splat sizes, and improved interlamellar bonding. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 11.
    Goel, Sneha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Joshi, Shrikant
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Deposition of Novel Composite Coatings by Suspension-Powder Hybrid Plasma Spraying2016In: The 7th International Swedish Production Symposium, SPS16, Conference Proceedings: 25th – 27th of October 2016, Lund: Swedish Production Academy , 2016, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension Plasma Spray (SPS) is an emerging technique which overcomes the difficulties typically associated with feeding of fine (submicron or nano-sized) powders in conventional atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) to obtain superior coating properties for various engineering applications. The advent of plasma spray systems that allow axial injection of feedstock, which considerably improves thermal exchange between the plasma plume and the injected feedstock, has enabled substantial enhancement in deposition rates/efficiencies to make SPS techno-commercially exciting. The present study utilizes both the above advances in plasma spraying to demonstrate the ability to deposit novel coating architectures by sequential/simultaneous axial injection of both powder and a suspension feedstock. The results reveal that composite coatings uniquely combining the micron-size features arising from the spray-grade powder and the submicron or nano-sized features attributable to the suspension, can be conveniently realized using the above approach. Three different kinds of coating architectures were generated, namely layered, composite, and functionally graded. The sprayed coatings were extensively characterized for attributes such as surface morphology, microstructure, and composition particularly in the case of composite coatings.

  • 12.
    Goel, Sneha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Wiklund, U.
    Uppsala University, Materials Science Division, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Hybrid powder-suspension Al2O3-ZrO2 coatings by axial plasma spraying: Processing, characteristics & tribological behaviour2017In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference & Exposition, New York: Curran Associates, Inc , 2017, Vol. 1, p. 374-379Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ability of suspension plasma spraying (SPS) to overcome difficulties associated with feeding of fine (submicron or nano-sized) powders and achieve more refined microstructures than possible in atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) is well established. In recent times, the use of axial injection plasma spray systems has yielded substantial enhancement in deposition rates/efficiencies due to improved thermal exchange between the plasma plume and injected feedstock. The present paper describes utilization of both the above advances in plasma spraying to create various function-dependent coating architectures through simultaneous and/or sequential spraying of hybrid powder-suspension feedstock. A specific variant of such hybrid axial plasma spraying that enables deposition of composite coatings by simultaneous injection of a powder and a suspension is discussed in particular detail. Results obtained using an Al2O3-ZrO2 material system as a case study reveal that composite coatings combining the micron-size features arising from the spray-grade Al2O3 powder and submicron or nano-sized features attributable to the ZrO2 suspension can be conveniently realized. The surface morphology, microstructure, and composition of these coatings, as well as their tribological behaviour determined using scratch and ball-on-disc tests, are presented herein. The utility of this method to develop a wide array of composite coatings is also discussed. 

  • 13.
    Hameed, Pearlin
    et al.
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Gopal, Vasanth
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India; Department of Physics, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Sen, Dwaipayan
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Manivasagam, Geetha
    Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular & Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, 632014, India.
    Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying: An ultimate technique to tailor Ti6Al4V surface with HAp for orthopaedic applications2019In: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, ISSN 0927-7765, E-ISSN 1873-4367, Vol. 173, p. 806-815Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dissolution of atmospheric plasma sprayed (APS) hydroxyapatite (HAp) coatings on Ti-6Al-4 V medical implants have always been a challenge to overcome in the field of biomedical industry. In the present work, an attempt has been made to develop a HAp coating using a novel thermal spray process called axial suspension plasma spraying (SPS), which leads to thin adherent coatings. Two HAp coatings fabricated by APS (P1 and P2) and four SPS HAp coatings (S1, S2, S3 and S4) produced with varying spraying parameters were characterized in terms of (1) microstructure, porosity, hardness, adhesion strength, contact angle and phase purity; (2) corrosion resistance in 10% Fetal bovine serum (FBS); (3) in-vitro cell adherence and cell viability using human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs). Amongst different APS and SPS coatings, P1 and S3 exhibited superior properties. S3 coating developed using SPS exhibited 1.3 times higher adhesion strength when compared to APS coating (P1) and 9.5 times higher corrosion resistance than P1. In addition, both S3 and P1 exhibited comparatively higher biocompatibility as evidenced by the presence of more than 92% viable hMSCs. © 2018 Elsevier B.V.

  • 14.
    Jonnalagadda, K.P.
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Li, X-H.
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinary, Finspång, Sweden.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylen, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Peng, R.L.
    Trebacher Indiustrie, Austria.
    Hot corrosion behavior of multi-layer suspension plasma sprayed Gd2Zr2O7 /YSZ thermal barrier coatings2016In: Thermal Spray 2016: Proceedings from the International Thermal Spray Conference in Shanghai, P.R China, May 10-12, 2016, DVS Media GmbH , 2016, Vol. 324, p. 261-266Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Jonnalagadda, Krishna Praveen
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Ind AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Li, Xin-Hai
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylen, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Peng, Ru Lin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Hot Corrosion Mechanism in Multi-Layer Suspension Plasma Sprayed Gd2Zr2O7 /YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings in the Presence of V2O5 + Na2SO42017In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 26, no 1-2, p. 140-149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the corrosion resistance of two-layer Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ, three-layer dense Gd2Zr2O7/ Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ, and a reference single-layer YSZ coating with a similar overall top coat thickness of 300-320 µm. All the coatings were manufactured by suspension plasma spraying resulting in a columnar structure except for the dense layer. Corrosion tests were conducted at 900 °C for 8 h using V2O5 and Na2SO4 as corrosive salts at a concentration of approximately 4 mg/cm2. SEM investigations after the corrosion tests show that Gd2Zr2O7-based coatings exhibited lower reactivity with the corrosive salts and the formation of gadolinium vanadate (GdVO4), accompanied by the phase transformation of zirconia was observed. It is believed that the GdVO4 formation between the columns reduced the strain tolerance of the coating and also due to the fact that Gd2Zr2O7 has a lower fracture toughness value made it more susceptible to corrosion-induced damage. Furthermore, the presence of a relatively dense layer of Gd2Zr2O7 on the top did not improve in reducing the corrosion-induced damage. For the reference YSZ coating, the observed corrosion-induced damage was lower probably due to combination of more limited salt penetration, the SPS microstructure and superior fracture toughness of YSZ.

  • 16.
    Jonnalagadda, Krishna Praveen
    et al.
    Linkoping University, Department of Manangement and Engineering,Linkoping, Sweden.
    Peng, Ru Lin
    Linkoping University, Department of Manangement and Engineering,Linkoping, Sweden.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Austria.
    Li, Xin-Hai
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspang, Sweden.
    Hot corrosion behavior of multi-layer suspension plasma sprayed Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ thermal barrier coatings2017In: InterCeram: International Ceramic Review, ISSN 0020-5214, Vol. 66, no 5, p. 180-184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the corrosion resistance of double layer Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ, triple layer dense Gd2Zr2O7 / Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ and a reference single layer YSZ coating with a similar overall top coat thickness of 300-320 Όm. All the coatings were manufactured by suspension plasma spraying (SPS), resulting in a columnar structure. Corrosion tests were conducted at 900°C for 8 hours using vanadium pentoxide and sodium sulphate as corrosive salts at a concentration of 4 mg/cm2. SEM investigations after the corrosion tests show that Gd2Zr2O7 coatings exhibited lower corrosion resistance than the reference material, YSZ. Reaction between the corrosive salts and Gd2Zr2O7 results in the formation of gadolinium vanadate ( GdVO4) along the top surface and between the columns. While the stresses due to phase transformation of zirconia can be relieved to some extent by realigning of the columns in the top coat, it is believed that GdVO4 formation between the columns, along with low fracture toughness of Gd2Zr2O7 had resulted in lower corrosion resistance. Furthermore, the presence of a relatively dense layer of Gd2Zr2O7 on the top, as a preventive layer for salt infiltration, did not improve the corrosion resistance.

  • 17.
    Kovářík, Ondrej
    et al.
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Haušild, Petr
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Medricky, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Tomek, Libor
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Siegl, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Mušálek, Radek
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS..
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Fatigue crack growth in bodies with thermally sprayed coating2015In: Proceedings from the International Thermal Spray Conference (May 11–14, 2015, Long Beach, California, USA), ASM International, 2015, Vol. 1, p. 398-405Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many applications of thermally sprayed coatings call for increased fatigue resistance of coated parts. Despite the intensive research in this area, the influence of coating on fatigue is still not completely understood. In this paper, the spatiotemporal localization of crack initiation and the dynamics of crack propagation are studied. The resonance bending fatigue test is employed to test flat specimens with both sides coated. Hastelloy-X substrates coated with classical TBC YSZ/NiCoCrAlY composites were tested. The strain distribution on the coating surface is evaluated by the digital image correlation method (DIC) through the whole duration of the fatigue test. Localization of crack initiation sites and the mode of crack propagation in the coated specimen are related to the observed resonance frequency. The individual phases of specimen degradation, i.e. the changes of material properties, crack initiation, and crack propagation are identified. The tested coatings strongly influenced the first two phases, the influence on the crack propagation was less significant. © Copyright (2015) by ASM International All rights reserved.

  • 18.
    Kovářík, Ondrej
    et al.
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Haušild, Petr
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Medřický, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic..
    Tomek, Libor
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Siegl, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Mušálek, Radek
    Institute of Plasma Physics CAS.
    Nicholas, Curry
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Fatigue Crack Growth in Bodies with Thermally Sprayed Coating2016In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 25, no 1-2, p. 311-320Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many applications of thermally sprayed coatings call for increased fatigue resistance of coated parts. Despite the intensive research in this area, the influence of coating on fatigue is still not completely understood. In this paper, the localization of crack initiation sites and the dynamics of crack propagation are studied. The resonance bending fatigue test was employed to test flat specimens with both sides coated. Hastelloy-X substrates coated with classical thermal barrier coating consisting of yttria stabilized zirconia and NiCoCrAlY layers. The strain distribution on the coating surface was evaluated by the Digital Image Correlation method through the whole duration of the fatigue test. Localization of crack initiation sites and the mode of crack propagation in the coated specimen are related to the observed resonance frequency. The individual phases of specimen degradation, i.e., the changes of material properties, crack initiation, and crack propagation, were identified. The tested coatings strongly influenced the first two phases, and the influence on the crack propagation was less significant. In general, the presented crack detection method can be used as a sensitive nondestructive testing method well suited for coated parts. © 2015 ASM International

  • 19.
    Kovářík, Ondrej
    et al.
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Haušild, Petr
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Čapek, Jiří
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Medřický, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Siegl, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Mušálek, Radek
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Pala, Zdeněk
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Resonance bending fatigue testing with simultaneous damping measurement and its application on layered coatings2016In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 82, Part 2, p. 300-309Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract The use of specimen loss factor as fatigue damage indicator of Hastelloy-X substrates with different surface treatments was investigated together with other fatigue damage indicators, namely resonance frequency and crack mouth length. The tested surface treatments included grit-blasting and plasma spraying of NiCoCrAlY bond coat and yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) top coat. The loss factors of fatigue test specimens were measured repeatedly during the resonance bending fatigue test using the conventional free decay method. The analysis of the damping spectra, i.e. the model describing the relation of loss factor to maximum macroscopic specimen strain εyy was drafted. The model is based on the combination of defect models developed by Göken and Riehemann (2004) and classical dislocation model of Granato and LÌcke (1956). It appears, that the damping spectra can be well approximated as a combination of two defect peaks (C1 and C2) and one dislocation peak (D1). The low strain defect peak (peak C1) is sensitive to the presence of fatigue cracks. The second defect peak (peak C2) can be attributed to the remaining substrate and coating defects such as embedded grit particles, coating porosity, surface roughness and sliding in the sample clamping area. The fatigue damage detection using the C1 peak magnitude was performed and its results were related to the crack length obtained by digital image correlation (DIC) method. In the crack initiation stage I., the C1 peak height shows different behavior than the resonance frequency and therefore provides new information. The underlying processes causing C1 peak changes need to be found yet, however. In the crack growth stage II., both resonance frequency and peak height C1 correlate with the measured fatigue crack size.

  • 20.
    Kovářík, Ondřej
    et al.
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Haušild, Petr
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Čapek, Jiří
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Medřický, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Siegl, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Mušálek, Radek
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.
    Pala, Zdeněk
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Damping measurement during resonance fatigue test and its application for crack detection in TBC samples2016In: International Journal of Fatigue, ISSN 0142-1123, E-ISSN 1879-3452, Vol. 82, no Part 2, p. 300-309Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract The use of specimen loss factor as fatigue damage indicator of Hastelloy-X substrates with different surface treatments was investigated together with other fatigue damage indicators, namely resonance frequency and crack mouth length. The tested surface treatments included grit-blasting and plasma spraying of NiCoCrAlY bond coat and yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) top coat. The loss factors of fatigue test specimens were measured repeatedly during the resonance bending fatigue test using the conventional free decay method. The analysis of the damping spectra, i.e. the model describing the relation of loss factor to maximum macroscopic specimen strain εyy was drafted. The model is based on the combination of defect models developed by Göken and Riehemann [1] and classical dislocation model of Granato and LÌcke [2]. It appears, that the damping spectra can be well approximated as a combination of two defect peaks (C1 and C2) and one dislocation peak (D1). The low strain defect peak (peak C1) is sensitive to the presence of fatigue cracks. The second defect peak (peak C2) can be attributed to the remaining substrate and coating defects such as embedded grit particles, coating porosity, surface roughness and sliding in the sample clamping area. The fatigue damage detection using the C1 peak magnitude was performed and its results were related to the crack length obtained by digital image correlation (DIC) method. In the crack initiation stage I., the C1 peak height shows different behavior than the resonance frequency and therefore provides new information. The underlying processes causing C1 peak changes need to be found yet, however. In the crack growth stage II., both resonance frequency and peak height C1 correlate with the measured fatigue crack size.

  • 21.
    Kuhn, Joel
    et al.
    University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada.
    Gupta, Mohit Kumar
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Kesler, Oivera
    University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    The effect of fuel electrode roughness on the properties of plasma sprayed solid oxide cells2017In: ECS Transactions, ISSN 1938-5862, E-ISSN 1938-6737, Vol. 78, no 1, p. 1477-1487Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Solid oxide cell electrolytes fabricated by atmospheric plasma spraying are frequently found to have nonzero gas leak rates. Electrode surface roughness is known to have an influence on electrolyte leak rates. A jet of high velocity air, produced with an air knife, was aimed at the plasma plume during fuel electrode deposition to reduce the surface roughness prior to electrolyte deposition. The resulting fuel electrode masses, electrode compositions, and electrode surface roughnesses were measured for varying air knife inlet pressures. Surface asperity populations and maximum heights were significantly reduced using air knife pressures of > 6 bar at the expense of deposition efficiency. The distribution of surface gradients was also improved with the use of the air knife, but some regions with steep gradients still remained in surfaces prepared with an air knife pressure of 8 bar. © The Electrochemical Society.

  • 22.
    Kuhn, Joel
    et al.
    University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8, Canada.
    Gupta, Mohit Kumar
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Kesler, Olivera
    University of Toronto, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G8, Canada.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    The Effect of Fuel Electrode Roughness on the Properties of Plasma Sprayed Solid Oxide Cells2018In: Journal of the Electrochemical Society, ISSN 0013-4651, E-ISSN 1945-7111, Vol. 165, no 9, p. F693-F701Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Solid oxide cell electrolytes fabricated by atmospheric plasma spraying are frequently found to have considerable gas leak rates.Electrode surface roughness is known to have an influence on electrolyte leak rates. A jet of high velocity air, produced with an airknife, was aimed at the plasma plume during fuel electrode deposition to reduce the surface roughness prior to electrolyte deposition.The resulting fuel electrode masses, electrode compositions, and electrode surface roughnesses were measured for varying air knifeinlet pressures. Surface asperity populations and maximum heights were significantly reduced using air knife pressures of >6 barat the expense of deposition efficiency. The nickel volume fraction in the fuel electrode increased slightly with increasing air knifepressure. Open circuit voltages were larger on the smoother fuel electrodes that were produced at higher air knife pressures, but nosignificant effect of air knife pressure on cell power density could be discerned.© 2018 The Electrochemical Society

  • 23.
    Lyphout, Christophe
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Internal Diameter HVAF Spraying for Wear and Corrosion Applications2015In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 24, no 1-2, p. 235-243Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Electrolytic hard chrome (EHC) methods are still widely utilized in the printing, automotive and off-shore industries. Alternative methods to EHC have been widely developed in the past decade by conventional HVOF processes and more recently HVAF systems, which are processing at higher kinetic energy and more particularly at lower temperature, significantly increasing wear and corrosion resistance properties. A dedicated internal diameter HVAF system is here presented, and coatings characteristics are compared to the one obtained by standard HVAF coatings. Specially R&D designed fixtures with inside bore of 200 mm have been manufactured for this purpose, with a possibility to spray samples at increasing depth up to 400 mm while simulating closed bottom bore spraying. WC-based and Cr3C2-based powder feedstock materials have been deposited onto high-strength steel substrates. Respective coating microstructures, thermally induced stresses and corrosion resistance are discussed for further optimization of coating performances. The fact that the ID-HVAF system is utilized both for spraying and gritblasting procedures is also given a particular interest.

  • 24.
    Lyphout, Christophe
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Karlsson, M.
    Oerlikon Metco WOKA GmbH, Barchfeld-Immelborn, Germany.
    Runte, M
    Oerlikon Metco WOKA GmbH, Barchfeld-Immelborn, Germany.
    Reisel, G.
    Oerlikon Metco WOKA GmbH, Barchfeld-Immelborn, Germany.
    Boccaccio, P.
    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy .
    Screening Design of Supersonic Air Fuel Processing for Hard Metal Coatings2014In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 23, no 8, p. 1323-1332Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Replacement of electrolytic hard chromium method by thermal spray technology has shown a growing interest in the past decades, mainly pioneered by depositing WC-based material by conventional HVOF processes. Lower thermal energy and higher kinetic energy of sprayed particles achieved by newly developed Supersonic Air Fuel system, so-called HVAF-M3, significantly reduces decarburization, and increases wear and corrosion resistance properties, making HVAF-sprayed coatings attractive both economically and environmentally. In the present work, full factorial designs of experiments have been extensively utilized to establish relationships between hardware configurations, process and engineering variables, and coatings properties. The relevance of those process factors is emphasized and their significance is discussed in the optimization of coatings for improved abrasion wear and corrosion performances. © 2014 ASM International.

  • 25.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Vassen, Robert
    Forschungszentrum Jülich.
    Erosion Behavior of Gadolinium Zirconate/YSZ Multi-Layered Thermal Barrier Coatings Deposited by Suspension Plasma Spray2016In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, 2016, p. 343-347Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Yttria stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) is the standard ceramic material for thermal barrier coating (TBC)applications. However, above 1200º C, it has limitations such as poor sintering resistance & susceptibility to CMAS(Calcium Magnesium Alumino Silicates) degradation. Gadolinium zirconate (GZ) is considered as one of the promising top coat candidates for TBC applications at high temperature (>1200 ºC) due to its lower thermal conductivity, good sintering resistance and CMAS infiltration resistance. Single layer 8YSZ, double layer GZ/YSZand triple layer GZdense/GZ/YSZ TBCs were deposited by suspension plasma spray (SPS). Microstructuralanalysis was carried out by SEM (scanning electron microscopy). Phase analysis of as sprayed TBCs was carriedout using XRD (X ray diffraction). The as sprayed multi-layered TBCs were subjected to erosion test at room temperature and their erosion resistance was compared with single layer 8YSZ. It was observed that the erosion resistance of 8YSZ TBC was higher than GZ/YSZ multi-layered TBCs at room temperature. Among the multilayered TBCs, triple layer TBC was slightly better than double layer in terms of erosion resistance.

  • 26.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Austria.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Engineered thermal barrier coatings deposited by suspension plasma spray2017In: Materials letters (General ed.), ISSN 0167-577X, E-ISSN 1873-4979, Vol. 209, p. 517-521Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is susceptible to CMAS (Calcium Magnesium Alumino Silicates) attack at high temperatures (>1200 °C) which limits its durability. New ceramic materials which can overcome these high temperature challenges are highly desirable. This work investigates the feasibility of depositing two variations of three ceramic layered thermal barrier coatings. The first variation comprised of yttria as the top ceramic layer with gadolinium zirconate (GZ) as the intermediate layer and YSZ as the base layer. The second variation comprised of Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) as the top layer with gadolinium zirconate as the intermediate layer and YSZ as the base layer. Microstructural analysis of the as sprayed three layered TBCs were performed by SEM/EDS. Columnar microstructures with a relatively dense top layer were obtained in both the variations. The porosity content of the TBCs was measured by water intrusion and image analysis methods. Phase composition of each layer of the as sprayed TBCs was analyzed using XRD. YAG showed an amorphous phase whereas GZ showed a cubic defect fluorite phase and tetragonal phase was observed in YSZ. In the case of yttria, monoclinic and cubic phases were observed. © 2017 Elsevier B.V.

  • 27.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Austria.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Failure analysis of Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ multi-layered thermal barrier coatings subjected to thermal cyclic fatigue2016In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ISSN 0925-8388, E-ISSN 1873-4669, Vol. 689, p. 1011-1019Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    8 wt.% yttria stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) is the standard ceramic top coat material used in thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) due to its excellent thermo-physical and thermo-mechanical properties. However, above 1200 °C, YSZ has issues such as susceptibility to CMAS (Calcium Magnesium Alumino Silicates) attack and enhanced sintering which could lead to catastrophic failure of the TBC. Pyrochlores of rare earth zirconate composition such as gadolinium zirconate have shown to be resistant to CMAS attack and at the same time possess several other attractive properties. However, poor thermal cycling life of single layer gadolinium zirconate (GZ) TBC compared to single layer YSZ has been reported. Therefore, a double layered GZ/YSZ TBC with YSZ as the intermediate coating and GZ as the top coat and a single layer 8YSZ were deposited by the axial suspension plasma spray process. Additionally, a triple layer TBC (GZdense/GZ/YSZ) comprising of denser GZ coating on top of GZ/YSZ TBC was deposited. SEM analysis revealed a columnar microstructure in the single, double and triple layer TBCs. XRD analysis confirmed the presence of tetragonal prime and defect fluorite phases in the top surface of YSZ and GZ based as sprayed TBCs respectively. The single layer YSZ and GZ/YSZ multi-layered TBCs were subjected to thermal cyclic fatigue (TCF) testing at 1100 °C and 1200 °C. The triple layer TBC showed a higher thermal cyclic life at both the temperatures compared to the single and double layer TBCs. The failed TBCs at 1100 °C were analyzed by SEM/EDS and image analysis. It was found that the failure modes in single layer YSZ and GZ based TBCs were different.

  • 28.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Environment Production Technology West.
    Thermal conductivity and thermal cyclic fatigue of multilayered Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ thermal barrier coatings processed by suspension plasma spray2015In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 283, p. 329-336Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Rare earth zirconates have lower thermal conductivity, better phase stability, improved sintering resistance and CMAS (calcium magnesium alumino silicates) infiltration resistance than yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) at temperatures above 1200 °C. However, their lower fracture toughness and lower coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) compared to YSZ lead to premature coating failure. In order to overcome these drawbacks at higher temperatures, a multilayered coating approach is attempted in this study and compared with the single layer YSZ. Suspension plasma spray of single layer YSZ, single layer gadolinium zirconate (GZ) and double layer GZ/YSZ was carried out. Additionally, a triple layer coating system, with denser gadolinium zirconate on top of the GZ/YSZ system was sprayed to impart an added functionality of sealing the TBC from CMAS infiltration. Microstructural analysis was done using scanning electron microscopy and optical microscopy. Columnar microstructure with vertical cracks was observed. XRD analysis was used to identify phases formed in the as sprayed TBC samples. Porosity measurements were done using water impregnation method. Thermal diffusivity of single and multi-layered coatings was obtained by laser flash analysis and thermal conductivity of the coating systems was determined. It was found that the thermal conductivity of single layer gadolinium zirconate was lower than YSZ and that the thermal conductivity of multilayered systems were between their respective single layers. The single (YSZ), double (GZ/YSZ) and triple (GZ dense/GZ/YSZ) layer TBCs were subjected to thermal cyclic fatigue (TCF) test at 1100 °C and 1200 °C. It was observed that the single layer YSZ had lowest TCF life whereas the triple layer TBC had highest TCF life irrespective of test temperature.

  • 29.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Vassen, Robert
    Forschungszentrum Julich, Inst Energy & Climate Res IEK 1, Julich, German.
    Functional performance of Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ multi-layered thermal barrier coatings deposited by suspension plasma spray2017In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 318, p. 208-216Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    7-8 wt% yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is the standard ceramic top coat material used in gasturbines to insulate the underlying metallic substrate. However, at higher temperatures(>1200 °C), phase stability and sintering becomes an issue for YSZ. At these temperatures,YSZ is also susceptible to CMAS (calcium magnesium alumino silicates) infiltration. New ceramic materials such as pyrochlores have thus been proposed due to their excellent properties such as lower thermal conductivity and better CMAS attack resistance compared to YSZ. However, pyrochlores have inferior thermo mechanical properties compared to YSZ.Therefore, double-layered TBCs with YSZ as the intermediate layer and pyrochlore as the top ceramic layer have been proposed. In this study, double layer TBC comprising gadoliniumzirconate (GZ)/YSZ and triple layer TBC (GZdense/GZ/YSZ) comprising relatively denser GZtop layer on GZ/YSZ were deposited by suspension plasma spray. Also, single layer 8YSZ TBC was suspension plasma sprayed to compare its functional performance with the multilayered TBCs. Cross sections and top surface morphology of as sprayed TBCs were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). XRD analysis was done to identify phases formed in the top surface of as sprayed TBCs. Porosity measurements were made using water intrusionand image analysis methods. Thermal diffusivity of the as sprayed TBCs was measured using laser flash analysis and thermal conductivity of the TBCs was calculated. The multi-layered GZ/YSZ TBCs were shown to have lower thermal conductivity than the single layer YSZ. Theas sprayed TBCs were also subjected to thermal cyclic testing at 1300 ºC. The double and triple layer TBCs had a longer thermal cyclic life compared to YSZ. The failed samples were cold mounted and analyzed by SEM.

  • 30.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AGAlthofenAustria.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Vaßen, Robert
    Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK-1) Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülich Germany.
    Erosion Performance of Gadolinium Zirconate-Based Thermal Barrier Coatings Processed by Suspension Plasma Spray2017In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 26, no 1-2, p. 108-115Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    7-8 wt.% Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is the standard thermal barrier coating (TBC) material used by the gas turbines industry due to its excellent thermal and thermo-mechanical properties up to 1200 °C. The need for improvement in gas turbine efficiency has led to an increase in the turbine inlet gas temperature. However, above 1200 °C, YSZ has issues such as poor sintering resistance, poor phase stability and susceptibility to calcium magnesium alumino silicates (CMAS) degradation. Gadolinium zirconate (GZ) is considered as one of the promising top coat candidates for TBC applications at high temperatures (>1200 °C) due to its low thermal conductivity, good sintering resistance and CMAS attack resistance. Single-layer 8YSZ, double-layer GZ/YSZ and triple-layer GZdense/GZ/YSZ TBCs were deposited by suspension plasma spray (SPS) process. Microstructural analysis was carried out by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). A columnar microstructure was observed in the single-, double- and triple-layer TBCs. Phase analysis of the as-sprayed TBCs was carried out using XRD (x-ray diffraction) where a tetragonal prime phase of zirconia in the single-layer YSZ TBC and a cubic defect fluorite phase of GZ in the double and triple-layer TBCs was observed. Porosity measurements of the as-sprayed TBCs were made by water intrusion method and image analysis method. The as-sprayed GZ-based multi-layered TBCs were subjected to erosion test at room temperature, and their erosion resistance was compared with single-layer 8YSZ. It was shown that the erosion resistance of 8YSZ single-layer TBC was higher than GZ-based multi-layered TBCs. Among the multi-layered TBCs, triple-layer TBC was slightly better than double layer in terms of erosion resistance. The eroded TBCs were cold-mounted and analyzed by SEM.

  • 31.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Jonnalagadda, Krishna Praveen
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Austria.
    Li, Xin-Hai
    Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery AB, Finspång, Sweden.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Peng, Ru Lin
    Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping, Sweden.
    Engineered architectures of gadolinium zirconate based thermal barrier coatings subjected to hot corrosion test2017In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 328, p. 361-370Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract Gadolinium zirconate (GZ) is considered as a promising top coat candidate for high temperature TBC applications. Suspension plasma spray has shown the capability to generate a wide range of microstructures including the desirable columnar microstructure. In this study, two different TBC architectures were deposited using the axial suspension plasma spray. The first variation was a triple layered TBC comprising of thin YSZ base layer beneath a relatively porous GZ intermediate layer and a dense GZ top layer. The second variation was a composite TBC architecture of GZ and YSZ comprising of thin YSZ base layer and GZ + YSZ top layer. Cross sectional SEM analysis of the layered and composite TBCs revealed a columnar microstructure. The porosity content of the deposited TBCs was measured using two methods (Image Analysis and Water Intrusion). The as-sprayed TBCs were exposed at 900 °C for 8 h to a corrosive salt environment consisting of a mixture of vanadium pentoxide and sodium sulfate. XRD analysis on the as-corroded TBCs top surface showed the presence of gadolinium vanadate in both the layered and the composite TBCs. SEM/EDS analysis of the top surface and the cross-section of the layered and composite TBCs after hot corrosion test revealed the infiltration of the molten salts through the columnar gaps. The composite TBC showed a lower hot corrosion induced damage compared to the layered TBC where a considerable spallation was observed.

  • 32.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Li, Ran
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Isothermal Oxidation Behavior of Gd2Zr2O7/YSZ Multilayered Thermal Barrier Coatings2016In: International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, ISSN 1546-542X, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 443-450Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Efficiency of a gas turbine can be increased by increasing the operating temperature. Yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) is the standard thermal barrier coating (TBC) material used in gas turbine applications. However, above 1200°C, YSZ undergoes significant sintering and CMAS (calcium magnesium alumino silicate) infiltration. New ceramic materials of rare earth zirconate composition such as gadolinium zirconate (GZ) are promising candidates for thermal barrier coating applications (TBC) above 1200°C. Suspension plasma spray of single-layer YSZ, double-layer GZ/YSZ, and a triple-layer TBC comprising denser GZ on top of GZ/YSZ TBC was attempted. The overall coating thickness in all three TBCs was kept the same. Isothermal oxidation performance of the three TBCs along with bare substrate and bond-coated substrate was investigated for time intervals of 10 h, 50 h, and 100 h at 1150°C in air environment. Weight gain/loss analysis was carried out by sensitive weighing balance. Microstructural analysis was carried out using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). As-sprayed single-layer YSZ and double-layer GZ/YSZ showed columnar microstructure, whereas the denser layer in the triple-layer TBC was not columnar. Phase analysis of the top surface of as-sprayed TBCs was carried out using XRD. Porosity measurements were made by water intrusion method. In the weight gain analysis and SEM analysis, multilayered TBCs showed lower weight gain and lower TGO thickness compared to single-layer YSZ.

  • 33.
    Mahade, Satyapal
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Ruelle, Céline
    ENSIL, Limoges, Franc.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industrie AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Holmberg, Jonas
    Swerea IVF AB, Mölndal, Sweden.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Understanding the effect of material composition and microstructural design on the erosion behavior of plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings2019In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 488, p. 170-184Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work, three different TBC compositions comprising of yttria partially stabilized zirconia (8YSZ), yttria fully stabilized zirconia (48YSZ) and gadolinium zirconate (GZ) respectively, were processed by suspension plasma spray (SPS) to obtain columnar microstructured TBCs. Additionally, for comparison, lamellar microstructured, 7YSZ TBC was deposited by air plasma spray (APS) process. SEM analysis was carried out to investigate the microstructure and white light interferometry was used to evaluate the surface morphology of the as-sprayed TBCs. Porosity measurements were made using water intrusion and image analysis methods and it was observed that the SPS-YSZ and APS-YSZ TBCs showed higher porosity content than SPS-GZ and SPS-48YSZ. The as-sprayed TBC variations (APS-YSZ, SPS-YSZ, SPS-GZ, and SPS-48YSZ) were subjected to erosion test. Results indicate that the erosion resistance of APS-YSZ TBC was inferior to the SPS-YSZ, SPS-GZ and SPS-48YSZ TBCs respectively. Among the SPS processed TBCs, SPS-YSZ showed the highest erosion resistance whereas the SPS-48YSZ showed the lowest erosion resistance. SEM analysis of the eroded TBCs (cross section and surface morphology) was performed to gain further insights on their erosion behavior. Based on the erosion results and post erosion SEM analysis, erosion mechanisms for splat like microstructured APS TBC and columnar microstructured SPS TBCs were proposed. The findings from this work provide new insights on the erosion mechanisms of columnar microstructured TBCs and lamellar microstructured TBCs deposited by plasma spray. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.

  • 34.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Manitsas, Dimosthenis
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Jiang, Janna
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    MAX-phase coatings produced by thermal spraying2017In: Journal of Superhard Materials, ISSN 1063-4576, Vol. 39, no 5, p. 355-364Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a comparative study on the Ti2AlC coatings produced by different thermal spray methods, as Ti2AlC is one of the most studied materials from the MAX-phase family. Microstructural analysis of coatings produced by High Velocity Air Fuel (HVAF), Cold Spray and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) has been carried out by means of the scanning electron microscopy equipped with an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The volume fraction of porosity was determined using the ASTM standard E562. The phase characterization of the as-received powder and as-sprayed coatings was conducted using the X-ray diffraction with CrKα radiation. Impact of the spray parameters on the porosity and the mechanical properties of the coatings are discussed. The results show that the spraying temperature and velocity play a crucial role in coatings characteristics. © 2017, Allerton Press, Inc.

  • 35.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Manitsas, Dimosthenis
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Nicholas, Curry
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    MAX-phase coatings produced by thermal spraying2016In: The 7th International Swedish Production Symposium, SPS16, Conference Proceedings: 25th – 27th of October 2016, Lund: Swedish Production Academy , 2016, p. 1-8Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a comparative study on Ti2AlC coatings produced by different thermal spray methods, as Ti2AlC is one of the most studied materials from the MAX phase family. Microstructural analysis on coatings produced by High Velocity Air Fuel (HVAF), Cold Spray and High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) has been carried out by means of scanning electron microscopy equipped with energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS). The volume fraction of porosity was determined using the ASTM standard E562. The phase characterization of the as-received powder and the as-sprayed coatings was conducted using X-ray diffraction with Cr Kα radiation. Impact of spray parameters on the porosity and the mechanical properties of the coatings are also discussed. The results show that the spraying temperature and velocity plays a crucial role on coatings characteristics.

  • 36.
    Musalek, Radek
    et al.
    Department of Materials Engineering, Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, v.v.i, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00, Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Kovarik, Ondrej
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Materials, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Trojanova 13, 120 00, Praha 2, Czech Republic.
    Medricky, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Materials, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Trojanova 13, 120 00, Praha 2, Czech Republic.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Fatigue Performance of TBC on Structural Steel Exposed to Cyclic Bending2014In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, ASM International, 2014, p. 880-885Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For applications with variable loading, fatigue performance of coated parts is of utmost importance. In this study, fatigue performance of conventional structural steel coated with thermal barrier coating (TBC) was evaluated in cyclic bending mode by "SF-Test" device. Testing was carried out for as-received and grit-blasted substrates, as well as for samples with Ni-based bond-coat and bond-coat with YSZ-based top-coat. Comparison of results obtained for different loading amplitudes supplemented by fractographic analysis enabled identification of dominating failure mechanisms and evaluation of fatigue resistance alteration due to the deposited coatings.

  • 37.
    Musalek, Radek
    et al.
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, Department of Materials Engineering , v.v.i, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00, Praha 8, Czech Republic.
    Kovarik, Ondrej
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Materials, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Trojanova 13, 120 00, Praha 2, Czech Republic.
    Medricky, Jan
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Department of Materials, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Trojanova 13, 120 00, Praha 2, Czech Republic.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Fatigue Testing of TBC on Structural Steel by Cyclic Bending2015In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 24, no 1-2, p. 168-174Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    For applications with variable loading, fatigue performance of coated parts is of utmost importance. In this study, fatigue performance of conventional structural steel coated with thermal barrier coating (TBC) was evaluated in cyclic bending mode by “SF-Test” device. Testing was carried out at each stage of the TBC preparation process, i. e., for as-received and grit-blasted substrates, as well as for samples with Ni-based bond-coat and complete TBC: bond-coat with YSZ-based top-coat. Comparison of results obtained for different loading amplitudes supplemented by fractographic analysis enabled identification of dominating failure mechanisms and demonstrated applicability of the high-frequency resonant bending test for evaluation of fatigue resistance alteration at each stage of the TBC deposition process.

  • 38.
    Musalek, Radek
    et al.
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, Department of Materials Engineering, v.v.i..
    Kovarik, Ondrej
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Tomek, Libor
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Medricky, Jan
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, Department of Materials Engineering, v.v.i..
    Pala, Zdenek
    Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, Department of Materials Engineering, v.v.i..
    Hausild, Petr
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Department of Materials.
    Capek, Jiri
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Department of Solid State Engineering.
    Kolarik, Kamil
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Department of Solid State Engineering.
    Nicholas, Curry
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Fatigue Performance of TBCs on Hastelloy X Substrate During Cyclic Bending2016In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 25, no 1-2, p. 231-243Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our previous experiments with low-cost steel substrates confirmed that individual steps of conventional thermal barrier coating (TBC) deposition may influence fatigue properties of the coated samples differently. In the presented study, testing was carried out for TBC samples deposited on industrially more relevant Hastelloy X substrates. Samples were tested after each step of the TBC deposition process: as-received (non-coated), grit-blasted, bond-coated (NiCoCrAlY), and bond-coated + top-coated yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ). Conventional atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) was used for deposition of bond coat and top coat. In addition, for one half of the samples, dual-layer bond coat was prepared by combination of high-velocity air-fuel (HVAF) and APS processes. Samples were tested in the as-sprayed condition and after 100 hours annealing at 980 °C, which simulated application-relevant in-service conditions. Obtained results showed that each stage of the TBC manufacturing process as well as the simulated in-service heat exposure may significantly influence the fatigue properties of the TBC coated part. HVAF grit-blasting substantially increased the fatigue performance of the uncoated substrates. This beneficial effect was suppressed by deposition of APS bond coat but not by deposition of dual-layer HVAF + APS bond coat. All heat-treated samples showed again enhanced fatigue performance. © 2015 ASM International

  • 39.
    Musalek, Radek
    et al.
    Institute of Plasma Physics as CR, V.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.
    Medricky, Jan
    Institute of Plasma Physics as CR, V.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.
    Pala, Zdenek
    Institute of Plasma Physics as CR, V.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.
    Kovarik, Ondrej
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Tomek, Libor
    Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Fatigue performance of TBCs on hastelioy X substrate during cyclic bending2015In: Thermal Spray 2015: Proceedings from the International Thermal Spray Conference (May 11–14, 2015, Long Beach, California, USA) / [ed] Agarwal A.,Lau Y.-C.,McDonald A.,Bolelli G.,Toma F.-L.,Concustell A.,Widener C.A.,Turunen, ASM International, 2015, Vol. 1, p. 406-412Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our previous experiments with low-cost steel substrates confirmed that individual steps of conventional thermal barrier coating (TBC) deposition may influence fatigue properties of the coated samples differently. In this study, testing was carried out for TBC samples deposited on industrially more relevant Hastelioy X substrates. Samples were tested after each step of TBC deposition process: As-received (non- coated), grit-blasted, bond-coated (NiCoCrAlY) and bond- coated + top-coated (yttria-stabilized zirconia - YSZ). Conventional atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) with gas stabilized plasma torch was used for deposition of both bond coat and top coat. In addition, for one half of the samples, bond coat was prepared by consecutive combination of HVAF (High Velocity Air Fuel) and APS processes. Samples were tested both in as-sprayed condition and after 100 hours annealing at 980 °C, which simulated in-service conditions. Obtained results showed that different fatigue performance may be expected for various stages of the TBC deposition as well as due to the variation of the deposition process and sample temperature history. © Copyright (2015) by ASM International All rights reserved.

  • 40.
    Sadeghimeresht, Esmaeil
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Bi-layer thermal spray coatings: A critical approach to extend the service-life of metallic components2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Sadeghimeresht, Esmaeil
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Environment Production Technology West. Amirkabir University of Tehran, Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mechanical Engineering.
    Corrosion performance of bi-layer Ni/Cr2C3–NiCr HVAF thermal spray coating2016In: Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332, E-ISSN 1873-5584, Vol. 369, p. 470-481Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The corrosion behavior of three HVAF thermal spray coating systems (A: single-layer Ni, B: single-layer Cr2C3–NiCr coatings, and C: bi-layer Ni/Cr2C3–NiCr coating) was comparatively studied using immersion,salt spray, and electrochemical tests. Polarization and EIS results showed that the corrosion behavior of Cr2C3–NiCr coatings in 3.5 wt.% NaCl solution was significantly improved by adding the intermediate layer of Ni. It was illustrated that the polarization resistance of the bi-layer Ni/Cr2C3–NiCr and singlelayerCr2C3–NiCr coatings were around 194 and 38 k cm2, respectively. Microstructure analysis revealed that the bond coating successfully prevented the corrosion propagation toward the coating.

  • 42.
    Silveira, L. L.
    et al.
    Federal University of Technology - Parana, Post-graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil.
    Pukasiewicz, A. G. M.
    Federal University of Technology - Parana, Post-graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Zara, A. J.
    State University of Ponta Grossa, Ponta Grossa, PR, Brazil.
    Comparative Study of the Corrosion and Cavitation Resistance of HVOF and HVAF FeCrMnSiNi and FeCrMnSiB Coatings2017In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference & Exposition (ITSC 2017), New York: Curran Associates, Inc , 2017, Vol. 2, p. 675-680Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Cavitation and corrosion on hydrodynamic components and systems reduces the operational efficiency. The use of wear resistant coatings have been studied as a solution to the problem of corrosion and cavitation in the industrial environment. Thermal spray processes are recognized as excellent technique to deposit coatings. The high velocity oxy-fuel process (HVOF) can produce high density and bond strength coatings. High velocity air-fuel process (HVAF) is an alternative process, shown to be superior regarding corrosion protection and production costs. HVAF can deposit coating with shorter dwell time and lower temperature, producing coating with lower oxide content This paper presents the use of HVOF and HVAF process to deposit FeCrMnSiNi and FeCrMnSiB coatings, studying the resistance against corrosion and cavitation in comparison to 316L HVOF coating. Microstructure was analyzed by XRD, microscopic means and mechanical testing. Cavitation and corrosion behavior of the coatings were also studied comparatively. HVAF coatings presented lower porosity and oxide levels, as well as higher hardness values, compared with the coatings deposited by HVOF process. The HVAF process presented better cavitation resistance than HVOF coatings. The FeCrMnSiNi HVAF coating had the best corrosion protection performance between the developed alloys. 

  • 43.
    Sokolowski, Pawel
    et al.
    Wroclaw Univ Sci & Technol, Fac Mech Engn, Ul Lukasiewicza 5, PL-50371 Wroclaw, Poland.
    Björklund, Stefan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Musalek, Radek
    Inst Plasma Phys CAS, Dept Mat Engn, Vvi, Slovankou 3, Prague 18200, Czech Republi.
    Candidato, Rolando T. Jr.
    Univ Limoges, Lab SPCTS, UMR CNRS 7315, 12 Rue Atlantis, F-87068 Limoges, France.
    Pawlowski, Lech
    Univ Limoges, Lab SPCTS, UMR CNRS 7315, 12 Rue Atlantis, F-87068 Limoges, Fran.
    Nait-Ali, Benoit
    Univ Limoges, Lab SPCTS, UMR CNRS 7315, 12 Rue Atlantis, F-87068 Limoges, Fran.
    Smith, David
    Univ Limoges, Lab SPCTS, UMR CNRS 7315, 12 Rue Atlantis, F-87068 Limoges, Fran.
    Thermophysical properties of YSZ and YCeSZ suspension plasma sprayed coatings having different microstructures2017In: Surface & Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, E-ISSN 1879-3347, Vol. 318, p. 28-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper describes the ceramic top coats of Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) obtained by Suspension Plasma Spraying (SPS). The spray process realized with different plasma torches allowed obtaining coatings having different morphology, namely, columnar-like and two-zones microstructure. The microstructures influenced the thermal transport properties of TBC’s. The study analyses the thermophysical properties of yttria and yttria- with ceria- stabilized zirconia coatings, i.e. YSZ and YCeSZ, respectively. The spray processes were realized with the use of three different plasma spray torches: (i) SG-100; (ii) Axial III and (iii) hybrid WSP one. The deposition parameters were designed for each plasma torch separately. The microstructure of coatings was then analyzed using Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy i.e. OM and SEM, respectively. The thermophysical properties of the coatings such as density, specific heat and thermal dilatation were measured using gas pycnometry, calorimetry and dilatometry methods respectively. The collected data were used, together with thermal diffusivity found with the use of laser flash method, to calculate the thermal conductivity of the deposits. The thermal conductivities of coatings were in a range from 0.63 to 0.99 [W/m.K] for YSZ samples and between 0.82 and 1.37 [W/m.K] in the case of YCeSZ coatings. Thermal transport properties were found to be influenced by the coatings’ porosity and their microstructure. Finally, the thermal conductivity values were successfully validated using response function method, which can be an alternative to complex FEM methods. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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