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  • 101.
    Devotta, Ashwin Moris
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. R&D Turning, Sandvik Coromant AB, Sandviken, 811 81, Sweden.
    Sivaprasad, P. V.
    R&D, Sandvik Materials Technology AB, Sandviken, 811 81, Sweden.
    Beno, Tomas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Hurtig, Kjell
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Magnevall, Martin
    R&D, Sandvik Coromant AB, 811 81 Sandviken, Sweden; Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SE-371 41 Karlskrona, Sweden .
    Lundblad, Mikael
    R&D, Sandvik Coromant AB, 811 81 Sandviken, Sweden.
    A modified Johnson-Cook model for ferritic-pearlitic steel in dynamic strain aging regime2019In: Metals, ISSN 2075-4701, Vol. 9, no 5Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the flow stress behavior of ferritic-pearlitic steel (C45E steel) is investigated through isothermal compression testing at different strain rates (1 s-1, 5 s-1, and 60 s-1) and temperatures ranging from 200 to 700 °C. The stress-strain curves obtained from experimental testing were post-processed to obtain true stress-true plastic strain curves. To fit the experimental data to well-known material models, Johnson-Cook (J-C) model was investigated and found to have a poor fit. Analysis of the flow stress as a function of temperature and strain rate showed that among other deformation mechanisms dynamic strain aging mechanism was active between the temperature range 200 and 400 °C for varying strain rates and J-C model is unable to capture this phenomenon. This lead to the need to modify the J-C model for the material under investigation. Therefore, the original J-C model parameters A, B and n are modified using the polynomial equation to capture its dependence on temperature and strain rate. The results show the ability of the modified J-C model to describe the flow behavior satisfactorily while dynamic strain aging was operative. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

  • 102.
    dos Santos Paes, Luiz Eduardo
    et al.
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Pereira, Milton
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Weingaertner, Walter Lindolfo
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Scotti, Americo
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology. Federal University of Uberlandia, Center for Research and Development of Welding Processes (Laprosolda), Uberlândia Brazil.
    Souza, Tiago
    Federal University of Santa Catarina, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Laboratory of Precision Engineering, Laser Division (LMP-Laser), Florianópolis, Brazil.
    Comparison of methods to correlate input parameters with depth of penetration in LASER welding2019In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 101, no 5-8, p. 1157-1169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the industrial relevance of LASER welding, determination of sustainable parameterization is still a challenge. Trial and error, or even not totally justified methodologies, are frequently applied on LASER welding parametrization. This approach potentially leads to a decrease of the process tolerance and, consequently, increasing the likelihood of imperfections, which means extra operational time and raising of the final cost. The present paper addresses a comparative discussion about five factors experimentally determined and frequently used to predict depth of penetration in LASER welding. The experiments were performed with a 10-kW fiber LASER. In a first batch, power was varied while welding speed was fixed at 1 m/min. In a second batch, welding speed was varied and power was kept at 10 kW. The first demonstrated concern on using these popular factors is the definition and quantification of LASER energy. For evidencing this aspect, two samples were processed with the same welding energy of 120 kJ/m, yet resulting in completely different penetrations. Eventually, an empirical model based on power as a factor allowed a more reliable prediction of the depth of penetration.

  • 103.
    Edberg, Jonas
    et al.
    Luleå University of Technology, 971 87 Luleå, Sweden.
    Andersson, Joel
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Use of Indicators for Hot and Warm Cracking in Welded Structures2017In: Procedia Manufacturing, E-ISSN 2351-9789, Vol. 7, p. 145-150Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Weight reduction of mechanical components is becoming increasingly important as a way to provide more environment friendly production and operation of different equipment. This is true in almost any manufacturing industry, but is especially important to the aerospace industry. Casting has often been replaced by hot and cold metal working operations and welding, usually including an additional heat treatment. This gives components better material properties and provides components with less weight and cost but with increased strength and efficiency. This may even be true for rotating Ni- based superalloy components, and is enabled by welding methods. However, weld cracking of precipitation hardening Ni-based superalloys is a serious problem, both in manufacturing and overhaul since it endangers component life if cracks are allowed to propagate. Cracks can appear in a weld and in it’s surroundings. The triggering mechanisms depend on its location and when it is nucleated. Generally saying, weld cracking in precipitation hardening Ni-based superalloys consists of two different types of cracking, hot cracking and warm cracking which may be further divided into heat affected zone (HAZ) liquation cracking, solidification cracking and strain age cracking, respectively. Finite element simulations of welding and heat treatment processes started in the seventies for small laboratory set-up cases and have today matured, and are now used on large-scale structures like aerospace components. But FE-based crack criteria that can predict the risk of cracking due to welding or heat treatments are rare. In a recent study both hot cracking and warm cracking have been investigated in Ni-based superalloys, and two FE-based indicators showing the risk of hot and warm cracks have been proposed. The objective of the investigation presented in this paper is to compare results from FE-simulations with experimental results from weldability tests, like the Varestraint test and the high temperature mechanical Gleeble test. © 2016

  • 104.
    Ekberg, Johanna
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Klement, Uta
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Creci, Simone
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Nordstierna, Lars
    Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    The Influence of Heat Treatments on the Porosity of Suspension Plasma-Sprayed Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Coatings2018In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 27, no 3, p. 391-401Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension plasma-sprayed coatings are produced using fine-grained feedstock. This allows to control the porosity and to achieve low thermal conductivity which makes the coatings attractive as topcoats in thermal barrier coatings (TBCs). Used in gas turbine applications, TBCs are exposed to high temperature exhaust gases which lead to microstructure alterations. In order to obtain coatings with optimized thermomechanical properties, microstructure alterations like closing of pores and opening of cracks have to be taken into account. Hence, in this study, TBC topcoats consisting of 4 mol.% yttria-stabilized zirconia were heat-treated in air at 1150 °C and thereafter the coating porosity was investigated using image analysis (IA) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) cryoporometry. Both IA and NMR cryoporometry showed that the porosity changed as a result of the heat treatment for all investigated coatings. In fact, both techniques showed that the fine porosity decreased as a result of the heat treatment, while IA also showed an increase in the coarse porosity. When studying the coatings using scanning electron microscopy, it was noticed that finer pores and cracks disappeared and larger pores grew slightly and achieved a more distinct shape as the material seemed to become more compact.

  • 105.
    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

  • 106.
    Eklund, J.
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Energy and Materials, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Göteborg, 412 96, Sweden.
    Phother, J.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Energy and Materials, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Göteborg, 412 96, Sweden.
    Sadeghi, Esmaeil
    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.
    Liske, J.
    Chalmers University of Technology, Energy and Materials, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Göteborg, 412 96, Sweden.
    High-Temperature Corrosion of HVAF-Sprayed Ni-Based Coatings for Boiler Applications2019In: Oxidation of Metals, ISSN 0030-770X, E-ISSN 1573-4889, Vol. 91, no 5-6, p. 729-747Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present study investigates the initial corrosion behaviour of HVAF-sprayed NiCr, NiAl and NiCrAlY coatings in two different environments, O 2 + H 2 O and O 2 + H 2 O + KCl at 600 °C for up to 168 h in order to evaluate the possibility of utilizing such coatings in biomass- and waste-fired boilers. SEM/EDX analysis showed that all coatings displayed a protective behaviour in O 2 + H 2 O. Upon addition of KCl (O 2 + H 2 O + KCl), the corrosion behaviour of the NiCr coating drastically changed as it formed a thick oxide layer and displayed major chlorine diffusion down to the substrate. The NiCrAlY coating displayed a significantly better corrosion resistance with only minor oxide formation. The NiAl coating exhibited a protective behaviour similar to when exposed in the absence of KCl indicating that a thin protective oxide has formed on the coating surface. The performance of the NiAl and NiCrAlY coatings is promising for future studies with long-term exposures in more corrosive environments such as in a biomass- and waste-fired boiler. © 2019, The Author(s).

  • 107.
    Elefante, Arianna
    et al.
    University of Bari, Physics Department, Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy.
    Nilsen, Morgan
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Sikström, Fredrik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Maggipinto, Tommaso
    University of Bari, Physics Department, Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy.
    Ancona, Antonio
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems. IFN-CNR Institute for Photonics and Nanotechnologies, Physics Department, Via Amendola 173, 70126 Bari, Italy.
    Detecting beam offsets in laser welding of closed-square-butt joints by wavelet analysis of an optical process signal2019In: Optics and Laser Technology, ISSN 0030-3992, E-ISSN 1879-2545, Vol. 109, p. 178-185Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Robotized laser beam welding of closed-square-butt joints is sensitive to the positioning of the laser beam with respect to the joint since even a small offset may result in a detrimental lack of sidewall fusion. An evaluation of a system using a photodiode aligned coaxial to the processing laser beam confirms the ability to detect variations of the process conditions, such as when there is an evolution of an offset between the laser beam and the joint. Welding with different robot trajectories and with the processing laser operating in both continuous and pulsed mode provided data for this evaluation. The detection method uses wavelet analysis of the photodetector signal that carries information of the process condition revealed by the plasma plume optical emissions during welding. This experimental data have been evaluated offline. The results show the potential of this detection method that is clearly beneficial for the development of a system for welding joint tracking.

  • 108.
    Ericson Öberg, Anna
    et al.
    Material- och Tillverkningsteknik, Chalmers.
    Johansson, Martin
    Holm, Erik
    Hammersberg, Peter
    Material- och Tillverkningsteknik, Chalmers.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    The Influence of Correct Transfer of Weld Information on Production Cost2012In: 5th Swedish Production Symposium 2012, SPS12: 6-8 nov 2012, Linköping / [ed] Mats Björkman, Linköping, 2012, p. 295-302Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims at identifying the causes for deviations between actual and theoretical weld weight. Previous performed studies have shown examples of up to 40% extra weld consumables used in some cases. One consequence is of course higher production cost but it can also give increased weight leading to higher fuel consumption and decreased payload. An interesting aspect is that generous margins on specific production measures dilute important feedback of process variation information preventing and prolonging structural root cause analysis.

    The causes for the observed deviations can heritage from several areas, both technical and within the information handling. The investigation shows that single components of the information structure and system, such as unsuitable demands as well as incapable evaluation methods, significantly influences the reliability of the entire manufacturing process. The common factor concerning when problems occur, seems to be the ability of correct information transfer between different functions in the organisation preventing the mismatch to appear in the interface. Suggestions for improving this situation include cross functional agreements as well as new measuring methods.

  • 109.
    Ericson Öberg, Anna
    et al.
    Chalmers, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Åstrand, Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Volvo Construct Equipment, Braås, Sweden.
    Improved productivity by reduced variation in gas metal arc welding (GMAW)2017In: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, ISSN 0268-3768, E-ISSN 1433-3015, Vol. 92, no 1-4, p. 1027-1038Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the research conducted is to describe the consequences of variation in the welding industry and the effect it has on manufacturing productivity. The potential has shown to be hidden in unnecessarily stringent requirements and over-processing. This has been studied in steps: customer requirements, design and analysis, preparation, welding, and assessment. The effect of variation in each step has been analyzed including estimations of its productivity improvement potential. Theoretically, in a perfect situation, with customized requirements and eliminated variation, more than half of all welding could be removed. Such a reduction is certainly neither practical nor possible. However, a sensible, controlled reduction could still have a very high impact. The financial implications are therefore substantial. The improved productivity of the manufacturing resources could be used for business development and increased production. To be able to realize the potential, interdisciplinary efforts are necessary. Management across different functions need to agree on the intended product life and make decisions thereafter.

  • 110.
    Ericsson, Mikael
    University West, Department of Technology.
    Simulation of robotic TIG-welding2003Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 111.
    Ericsson, Mikael
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    A look at the optimization of robot welding speed based on process modelling2007In: Welding Journal, ISSN 0043-2296, Vol. 86, no 8, p. 238-244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Simulation tools to search for optimal process parameters are of great interest to reduce the number of experiments and thereby reduce cost and production time. In this paper, robot simulation has been used in combination with finite element simulations to optimize robot speed in order to minimize distortion while keeping complete joint penetration. In an earlier work performed by the authors, a finite element model was developed to predict heat transfer and residual stresses of parts with complex shapes. An interface between a robot simulation model and a finite element analysis model was also constructed. In this paper, an iterative method for robot speed optimization has been developed using MATLAB. The algorithm is designed to maintain complete joint penetration while maximizing productivity by utilizing the fastest weld speed. The method makes it possible to optimize the heat input to the component and thereby minimize component deformation for parts with complex shapes. The system was evaluated on stainless steel plates with varying thicknesses. Robot weld paths were defined off line and automatically downloaded to the finite element software where the optimization was performed. Simulations and experimental validations are presented.

  • 112.
    Ericsson, Mikael
    et al.
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science.
    Berglund, D.
    Ling-Peng, R.
    Three dimensional simulation of robot path, heat transfer and residual stresses of a welded part with complex geometry2005In: International jourrnal for the joining of materials, ISSN 0905-6866, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 42-51Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article a simulation system is presented that combines computer aided robotics software used to define the welding operation, with a finite element model that predicts temperature-time histories and residual stress distributions for welding applications. The objective is to develop a tool for engineering processes in which robot trajectories and welding process parameters can be optimized off-line on parts with complex geometries. The system was evaluated on a stainless steel gas turbine component. Temperature dependent properties and phase change were included in the analysis. The turbine component was welded using an in-house TIG welding cell. The assumptions and principles that underpin the modeling techniques are presented together with predicted temperature histories, residual stresses, and fixture forces. Predicted residual stresses were compared with neutron diffraction measurements.

  • 113.
    Ericsson, Mikael
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Zhang, Xiaoxiao
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Christiansson, Anna-Karin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Systems.
    Virtual Commissioning of Machine Vision Applications in Aero Engine Manufacturing2018In: Proceedings of The 15th International Conference on Control,Automation, Robotics and Vision, November 18-21, 2018, 2018, p. 1947-1952, article id 0293Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    New aero engine design puts new demands on the manufacturing methods with increased automation level. Therefore, the use of vision sensors for control and guiding of industrial robots is being increasingly used. In such system, it is need to customise the machine vision system with real components in the real environment which is normally done close to the start-up of the production. This paper addresses a new concept for designing, programming, analysing, testing and verifying a machine vision application early in the design phase, called Virtual Machine Vision. It is based on a robot simulation software where the real machine vision application is simulated before the implementation in the production line. To verify the Virtual Machine Vision concept an advanced stereo vision application was used. Using two captured images from the robot simulated environment, camera calibration, image analysis and stereo vision algorithms are applied to determine a desired welding joint. The information of the weld joint, i.e. robot position and orientation for the weld path, are sent from the machine vision system to the robot control system in the simulation environment and the weld path is updated. The validation of the Virtual Machine Vision concept using the stereo vision application is promising for industrial use, and it is emphasised that the same programs are used in the virtual and real word.

  • 114.
    Eriksson, Robert
    et al.
    Siemens AG, Large Gas Turbines, Huttenstr. 12, 10553, Berlin, Germany.
    Gupta, Mohit Kumar
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Broitman, Esteban
    Linköping University. IFM, 58183, Linköping, Sweden.
    Jonnalagadda, Krishna Praveen
    Linköping University, IEI, 58183, Linköping, Sweden.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Lin Peng, Ru
    Linköping University, IEI, 58183, Linköping, Sweden.
    Stresses and Cracking During Chromia-Spinel-NiO Cluster Formation in TBC Systems2015In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 24, no 6, p. 1002-1014Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal barrier coatings (TBC) are used in gas turbines to reduce the temperatures in the underlying substrate. There are several mechanisms that may cause the TBC to fail; one of them is cracking in the coating interface due to extensive oxidation. In the present study, the role of so called chromia-spinel-NiO (CSN) clusters in TBC failure was studied. Such clusters have previously been found to be prone to cracking. Finite element modeling was performed on a CSN cluster to find out at which stage of its formation it cracks and what the driving mechanisms of cracking are. The geometry of a cluster was obtained from micrographs and modeled as close as possible. Nanoindentation was performed on the cluster to get the correct Young’s moduli. The volumetric expansion associated with the formation of NiO was also included. It was found that the cracking of the CSN clusters is likely to occur during its last stage of formation as the last Ni-rich core oxidizes. Furthermore, it was shown that the volumetric expansion associated with the oxidation only plays a minor role and that the main reason for cracking is the high coefficient of thermal expansion of NiO. © 2015 ASM International

  • 115.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Frequency Domain Study of Vibrations above and under Stability Lobes in Machining Systems2014In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 14, p. 164-169Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using modified Nyquist contours, the dominant poles of the closed loop delay-differential equation for machining systems such as milling are identified. Contours with constant damping ratio of the dominant poles are constructed using this method. These contours are similar in shape to the stability lobes, but move upwards and to the right as the instability parameter increases. Additionally, it is possible to study the movement of the dominant poles to the right-hand side of the complex plane as the system becomes unstable by increasing the depth of cut at a constant spindle speed. The movement of the dominant pole is shown to be towards the right (unstable) and upward (higher vibration frequency) of the complex plane. In some cases, there would be a jump of vibration frequency due to the change of the lobe number. It is also shown that the damping ratio of the structure strongly affects both the vibration frequency and the damping ratio of the dominant poles in the closed loop system. Finally, in two milling experiments with two different spindle speeds and continuously increasing depth of cuts, vibration frequencies are measured and compared to the theoretical predictions. The measurements agree with the theoretical predictions, particularly in the unstable cutting conditions.

  • 116.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    In-process identification of modal parameters using dimensionless relationships in milling chatter2019In: International journal of machine tools & manufacture, ISSN 0890-6955, E-ISSN 1879-2170, Vol. 143, p. 49-62Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Machining parameters needed for stable, high-performance high-speed machining could be found using mathematical models that need accurate measurements of modal parameters of the machining system. In-process modal parameters, however, can slightly differ from those measured offline and this can limit the applicability of simple measurement methods such as impact hammer tests. To study and extract the in-process modal parameters, mathematical models are used to define two key dimensionless parameters and establish their relationships with each other and the modal parameters. Based on these relationships, the modal parameters are extracted using two analytical methods, the two-point method (TPM), and the regression method (RM). As shown with experimental studies, the RM extracts the modal parameters successfully and while being much faster than the existing iteration-based methods, it provides stability lobe predictions that match well the experimental results. Furthermore, it is noted that the natural frequency parameter is estimated with much better relative precision compared to the damping ratio and the modal stiffness parameters. © 2019 Elsevier Ltd

  • 117.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Prediction of vibration frequencies in milling using modified Nyquist method2015In: CIRP - Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, ISSN 1755-5817, E-ISSN 1878-0016, Vol. 11, no November, p. 73-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Study of the vibration frequencies at different cutting conditions is an alternative to the use of impact hammer test for identification of natural frequencies of the machining structure and calculation of stability lobe diagrams. Vibration frequencies not only depend on the natural frequencies of the structure, but also they are dependent on the spindle speed, damping ratio of the structure and the depth of cut. Ignoring these additional parameters would lead to errors in identification of the natural frequencies of the system and considerable deviation of the calculated stability lobe diagrams from actual cutting tests. In this study modified Nyquist method is used to investigate the effects of spindle speed, depth of cut and damping ratio of the structure on vibration frequencies. The quality of frequency prediction is compared to linear and nonlinear time domain simulations and machining experiments.

  • 118.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Vibration frequencies in stable and unstable milling2015In: International journal of machine tools & manufacture, ISSN 0890-6955, E-ISSN 1879-2170, Vol. 90, p. 44-49Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Vibration frequencies in machining may be employed for calculation of natural frequencies of the dominant modes in chatter and selection of chatter-free spindle speeds with large material removal rates. In this approach, it is important to investigate the relationship between the vibration frequencies, the natural frequencies, spindle speeds and depth of cuts for both stable and unstable cutting conditions. In this paper, the dominant poles of the closed loop time delay differential equation of a milling operation are calculated by successive sectioning of the complex plane and using Cauchy's argument principle. Vibration frequency and damping ratio of the closed loop machining system for each cutting condition is calculated based on the position of the dominant pole on the complex plane which provides 3D plots of the vibration frequency and closed loop damping ratio over any range of depth of cuts and spindle speeds. Finally, the findings of the analytical approach are compared to a machining experiment and a time domain simulation and differences and similarities in their predictions are discussed.

  • 119.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Altintas, Y
    University of British Columbia, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Automation Laboratory.
    Analytical Chatter Stability of Milling With Rotating Cutter Dynamics at Process Damping Speeds2010In: Journal of manufacturing science and engineering, ISSN 1087-1357, E-ISSN 1528-8935, Vol. 132, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thispaper presents a chatter stability prediction method for milling flexibleworkpiece with end mills having asymmetric structural dynamics. The dynamicchip thickness regenerated by the vibrations of the rotating cutterand the fixed workpiece is transformed into the principle modaldirections of the rotating tool. The process damping is modeledas a linear function of vibration velocity. The dynamics ofthe milling system is modeled by a time delay matrixdifferential equation with time varying directional factors and speed dependentelements. The periodic directional factors are averaged over a spindleperiod, and the stability of the resulting time invariant butspeed dependent characteristic equation of the system is investigated usingthe Nyquist stability criterion. The stability model is verified withtime domain numerical simulations and milling experiments.

  • 120.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Das, Kallol
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Wretland, Anders
    GKN Aerospace Engine Systems AB, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Effect of tool wear on quality in drilling of titaniumalloy Ti6Al4V, Part I: Cutting Forces, BurrFormation, Surface Quality and Defects2017In: High speed machining, E-ISSN 2299-3975, Vol. 3, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Titanium's Ti6Al4V, alloy is an important material with a wide range of applications in the aerospace industry.Due to its high strength, machining this material for desired quality at high material removal rate is challenging and may lead to high tool wear rate. As a result,this material may be machined with worn tools and the effects of tool wear on machining quality need to be investigated.In this experimental paper, it is shown how drills of various wear levels affect the cutting forces, surface quality and burr formation. Furthermore, it is shown that high cutting forces and high plastic deformation, along with high temperatures that arise in cutting with worn tools may lead to initiation of microscopic cracks in the workpiece material in proximity of the drilling zone.

  • 121.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Magnevall, Martin
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing. Sandvik Coromant AB, Sandviken, 81181, Sweden.
    Cedergren, Stefan
    GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, Trollhättan, 46138, Sweden.
    Wretland, Anders
    GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, Trollhättan, 46138, Sweden.
    Lundblad, Mikael
    Sandvik Coromant AB, Sandviken, 81181, Sweden.
    New methods for in-process identification of modal parameters in milling2018In: Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271, E-ISSN 2212-8271, Vol. 77, p. 469-472Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Chatter vibrations encountered in machining can degrade surface finish and damage the machining hardware. Since chatter originates from unstable interaction of the machining process and the machining structure, information about vibration parameters of the machining structure should be used to predict combinations of cutting parameters that allow stable machining. While modal test methods, for example those with impact hammers, are widely used to identify structural parameters; the need for sophisticated test equipment is prohibitive in their use. Furthermore, dynamic properties of critical components of a machine tool may change as they get affected by cutting loads, material removal and spindle rotation. Recently few algorithms have been proposed that identify the in-process dynamic parameters by frequency measurements, thus avoiding these problems. In this paper, some of these algorithms are reviewed and their capabilities and limitations in processing am experimental data set are compared and discussed. © 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  • 122.
    Eynian, Mahdi
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Wretland, Anders
    GKN Aerospace Engine Systems AB, Trollhättan, Sweden.
    Sensitivity of Axis Tracking Errors of Machine Tools to Tool Wear in Drilling2016In: The 7th International Swedish Production Symposium, SPS16, Conference Proceedings: 25th – 27th of October 2016, Lund: Swedish Production Academy , 2016, p. 1-7Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Axis Tracking Errors (ATEs) of the active and inactive axis of numerically controlled machine tools are presented as new means of detection of tool wear that forgo expensive sensors or modifications of the machining structure, however, very little has been published about their capabilities or limitations as signal source for monitoring. In this paper the ATEs and cutting forces in drilling tests in two different machine tools, with drills of varying wear levels are measured. The sensitivity to wear is compared by introducing Percent Deviation from New Tool (PDFNT) factor, which is applied to the peak-to-peak values of the signals. While the ATEs are very small in magnitude, they are highly sensitive to wear levels, with PDFNTs reaching to 1000% for some axis. In addition, the standard deviation of PDFNTs calculated in drilling of seven holes with the same tool represents the repeatability of ATEs. The PDFNTs for ATEs are rather repeatable, but less repeatable than the PDFNTs of the axial drilling force. Furthermore it is shown that ATEs of different machine tools have different levels of sensitivity to wear levels which necessitates calibrating of monitoring systems using ATEs for each machine tool separately.

  • 123.
    Fahlström, Karl
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Laser welding of boron steels for light-weight vehicle applications2015Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Laser beam welding has gained a significant interest during the last two decades. The suitability of the process for high volume production has the possibility to give a strong advantage compared to several other welding methods. However, it is important to have the process in full control since various quality issues may otherwise occur. During laser welding of boron steels quality issues such as imperfections, changes in local and global geometry as well as strength reduction can occur. The aspects that need to be considered are strongly depending on alloy content, process parameters etc. These problems that can occur could be fatal for the construction and the lowest level of occurrence is wanted, independent of industry.

    The focus of this study has been to investigate the properties of laser welded boron steel. The study includes laser welding of boron alloyed steels with strengths of 1500 MPa and a recently introduced 1900 MPa grade. Focus has been to investigate weldability and the occurrence of cracks, porosity and strength reducing microstructure that can occur during laser welding, as well as distortion studies for tolerances in geometry. The results show that both conventional and 1900 MPa boron alloyed steel are suitable for laser welding.

    Due to the martensitic structure of welds the material tends to behave brittle. Cracking and porosity do not seem to be an issue limiting the use of these steels. For tolerances in geometry for larger structures tests has been done simulating laser welding of A-pillars and B-pillars. Measurements have been done with Vernier caliper as well as a more advanced optical method capturing the movements during the welding sequence. Results from the tests done on Ushaped beams indicates that depending on the geometry of the structure and heat input distortions can be controlled to give distortions from 1 to 8 mm, at a welding length of 700 mm. This means that important geometry points can be distorted several millimeters if the laser welding process not is controlled.

  • 124.
    Fahlström, Karl
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Laser welding of ultra-high strength steel and a cast magnesium alloy for light-weight design2019Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a strong industrial need for developing robust and flexible manufacturing methods for future light-weight design. Better performing, environmental friendly vehicles will gain competitive strength from using light weight structures. In this study, focus has been on laser welding induced distortions for ultra-high strength steel (UHSS) where trials were performed on single hat and double hat beams simulating A-pillar and B-pillar structures. Furthermore, also laser welding induced porosity in cast magnesium alloy AM50 for interior parts were studied. For UHSS, conventional laser welding was done in a fixture designed for research. For cast magnesium, single-spot and twin-spot welding were done. Measurements of final distortions and metallographic investigations have been performed. The results show that the total weld metal volume or the total energy input were good measures for predicting the distortions within one steel grade. For comparing different steel grades, the width of the hard zone should be used. The relation between the width of the hard zone, corresponding to the martensitic area of the weld, and the distortions is almost linear. Additionally, compared with continuous welds, stitching reduced the distortions. For cast magnesium, two-pass (repeated parameters) welding with single-spot gave the lowest porosity of approximately 3%. However, two-pass welding is not considered production friendly. Twin-spot welding was done, where the first beam provided time for nucleation and some growth of pores while reheating by the second beam should provide time for pores to grow and escape. This gave a porosity of around 5%. Distortions and porosity are the main quality problems that occur while laser welding UHSS and cast magnesium, respectively. Low energy input seems to generally minimize quality issues. Laser welding shows high potential regarding weld quality and other general aspects such as productivity in light-weight design for both high strength steel and cast magnesium.

  • 125.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB in Kista.
    Andersson, O.
    Volvo Cars in Torslanda & KTH in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Melander, A.
    Swerea KIMAB in Kista, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Correlation between laser welding sequence and distortions for thin sheet structures2017In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 150-156Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Thin ultra-high strength steel shaped as 700 mm long U-beams have been laser welded in overlap configuration to study the influence of welding sequence on distortions. Three different welding directions, three different energy inputs as well as stitch welding have been evaluated, using resistance spot welding (RSW) as a reference. Transverse widening at the ends and narrowing at the centre of the beam were measured. A clear correlation was found between the weld metal volume and distortion. For continuous welds there was also a nearly linear relationship between the energy input and distortion. However, the amount of distortion was not affected by a change in welding direction. Stitching and RSW reduced distortion significantly compared to continuous laser welding.

  • 126.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Environment Production Technology West.
    Andersson, Oscar
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda, Sweden.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering. University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Metallurgical effects and distortions in laser welding of thin sheet steels with variations in strength2017In: Science and technology of welding and joining, ISSN 1362-1718, E-ISSN 1743-2936, Vol. 22, no 7, p. 573-579Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Geometrical distortions occur while welding, but the understanding of how and why they occur and how to control them is limited. The relation between the weld width, weld metal volume, total energy input, width of hard zone and distortions when laser welding three different thin sheet steels with varying strength has therefore been studied. Weld metal volume and total energy input show a good correlation with distortion for one steel at a time. The best correlation with the when including all three steel grades was the width of the hard zone composed of weld metal and the martensitic area in the heat affected zone. © 2017 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. Published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Institute.

  • 127.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Joining Technology, Swerea KIMAB, Kista 164 40, Sweden .
    Andersson, Oscar
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda 418 78, Sweden and XPRES, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 100 44, Sweden.
    Todal, Urban
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda 418 78, Sweden.
    Melander, Arne
    Joining Technology, Swerea KIMAB, Kista 164 40, Sweden and XPRES, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 100 44, Sweden.
    Minimization of distortions during laser welding of ultra high strength steel2015In: Journal of laser applications, ISSN 1042-346X, E-ISSN 1938-1387, Vol. 27, no 2, SI, article id S29011Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ultra high strength steels are frequently used within the automotive industry for several components. Welding of these components is traditionally done by resistance spot welding, but to get further productivity and increased strength, laser welding has been introduced in the past decades. Fusion welding is known to cause distortions due to built in stresses in the material. The distortions result in geometrical issues during assembly which become the origin of low joint quality due to gaps and misfits. U-beam structures of boron steel simulating B-pillars have been welded with laser along the flanges. Welding parameters and clamping have been varied to create different welding sequences and heat input generating a range of distortion levels. The distortions have been recorded dynamically with an optical measurement system during welding. In addition, final distortions have been measured by a digital Vernier caliper. The combined measurements give the possibility to evaluate development, occurrence, and magnitude of distortions with high accuracy. Furthermore, section cuts have been analyzed to assess joint geometry and metallurgy. The results show that final distortions appear in the range of 0-8 mm. Distortions occur mainly transversely and vertically along the profile. Variations in heat input show clear correlation with the magnitude of distortions and level of joint quality. A higher heat input in general generates a higher level of distortion with the same clamping conditions. Section cuts show that weld width and penetration are significantly affected by welding heat input. The present study identifies parameters which significantly influence the magnitude and distribution of distortions. Also, effective measures to minimize distortions and maintain or improve joint quality have been proposed. Finally, transient finite element (FE) simulations have been presented which show the behavior of the profiles during the welding and unclamping process. (C) 2015 Laser Institute of America.

  • 128.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB, Joining Technology, Kista, Sweden .
    Andersson, Oscar
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda; XPRES, KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Todal, Urban
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda.
    Melander, Arne
    Swerea KIMAB, Joining Technology, Kista; XPRES, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.
    Minimization of distortions during laser welding of ultra-high strength steel2014In: ICALEO 2014 Congress proceedings, 2014, p. 1-10Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ultra high strength steels are frequently used within the automotive industry for several components. Welding of these components is traditionally done by resistance spot welding, but to get further productivity and increased strength, laser welding has been introduced in the past decades. Fusion welding is known to cause distortions due to built-in stresses in the material. The distortions result in geometrical issues during assembly which become the origin of low joint quality due to gaps and misfits.

    U-beam structures of boron steel simulating B-pillars have been welded with laser along the flanges. Welding parameters and clamping have been varied to create different welding sequences and heat input generating a range of distortion levels. The distortions have been recorded dynamically with an optical measurement system during welding. In addition, final distortions have been measured by a digital Vernier caliper. The combined measurements give the possibility to evaluate development, occurrence and magnitude of distortions with high accuracy. Furthermore, section cuts have been analyzed to assess joint geometry and metallurgy.

    The results shows that final distortions appear in the range of 0-8 mm. Distortions occur mainly transversely and vertically along the profile. Variations in heat input show clear correlation with the magnitude of distortions and level of joint quality. A higher heat input in general generates a higher level of distortion with the same clamping conditions. Section cuts show that weld width and penetration are significantly affected by welding heat input.

    The present study identifies parameters which significantly influence the magnitude and distribution of distortions. Also, effective measures to minimize distortions and maintain or improve joint quality have been proposed.

    Finally, transient FE simulations have been presented which show the behavior of the profiles during the welding and unclamping process.

  • 129.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB, Kista, University West, Sweden.
    Blackburn, Jon
    The Welding Institute, Great Britain.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Effect of Laser Welding Parameters on Porosity of Weldsin Cast Magnesium Alloy AM502018In: Modern Approaches on Material Science, ISSN 2641-6921, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 25-32Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Pores in the weld metal lower the mechanical properties of the weld. It is therefore important to understand the pore formation mechanisms and find procedures that could reduce porosity. This study focused on laser welding of 3 mm thick magnesium alloy AM50, investigating how different parameters affect porosity formation. Low levels of porosity content were achieved by either increasing the welding speed or using a two-pass welding approach. It was found that higher welding speeds did not allow pores,which were pre-existing from the die-casting process, to have sufficient time to coalesce and expand. In the two-pass welding technique, pores were removed as a result of a degassing process which occurred through the second pass.

  • 130.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West. Swerea KIMAB, Kista, Sweden.
    Blackburn, Jon
    TWI Ltd., Cambridge, UK.
    Karlsson, Leif
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Svensson, Lars-Erik
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Low Porosity in Cast Magnesium Welds by Advanced Laser Twin-Spot Welding2019In: Materials Sciences and Applications, ISSN 2153-117X, E-ISSN 2153-1188, Vol. 10, no 1, p. 53-64Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Porosity is reported to be a major issue when welding cast magnesium. Therefore, it is important to understand the pore formation mechanisms and find procedures that could be used to reduce porosity. This study investigated the possibility of using twin-spot optics for reducing the porosity in laser welded cast magnesium. Two twin-spot welding setups were compared using either a beam splitter or twin-spot welding with primary and secondary (placed in front of the primary optic) optics. The results showed that welding with a dual optic setup with a defocused secondary beam reduced the volumetric porosity in the weld to 5%. The highest levels of volumetric porosity were 30%, and were a result of using the dual optic setup, but with a defocused primary beam. No clear relation between the level of porosity and power or welding speed was found. It was found that the amount of porosity depended on the balance of the energy input (controlled by defocusing) between the two beams. Porosity formation can be reduced if the energy from the first beam results in the nucleation and initial growth of pores. Reheating by the second beam then allows the pores to grow and escape from the molten material without melting additional base material. Furthermore, twin-spot welding is shown to be a promising combination of a production friendly solution and high quality welding.

  • 131.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Environment Production Technology West.
    Larsson, Johnny
    Laser welding of 1900 MPa boron steels2013In: The 14th Nordic Laser Materials Processing Conference NOLAMP 14 / [ed] Alexander Kaplan, Hans Engström, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2013, p. 15-24Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 132.
    Fahlström, Karl
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Persson, Kjell-Arne
    Swerea KIMAB, Joining Technology, Kista 164 40, Sweden.
    Larsson, Johnny K.
    Volvo Cars, Torslanda 405 31, Sweden.
    Vila Ferrer, Elisenda
    Gestamp, Barcelona 08635, Spain.
    Evaluation of laser weldability of 1800 and 1900 MPa boron steels2016In: Journal of laser applications, ISSN 1042-346X, E-ISSN 1938-1387, Vol. 28, no 2, article id 022426Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ultrahigh strength steels are frequently used within the automotive industry. The driving force for use of these materials is to exchange thicker gauges to thinner and lighter structures. To get excellent strength and beneficial crash performance, the steel is microalloyed with boron which contributes to the 1500 MPa tensile strength. Increasing the carbon content will give superior tensile strength up to 2000 MPa. Welding of these components is traditionally done by resistance spot welding, but to get further productivity and increased stiffness of the structure, laser welding can be introduced. Welding of boron alloyed high strength steel is in general a stable and controlled process, but if increasing the carbon content quality issues such as cracking could possibly be a problem. In the present study, weldability of two different hardened boron steels with tensile strengths of 1800 and 1900 MPa, respectively, has been evaluated. Laser welding has been done in a lap joint configuration with 3.8–4.7 kW and varying welding speed between 3.5 and 5.5 m/min. As reference, results from more conventional 1500 MPa boron steel have been compared to 1800 and 1900 MPa boron steels to show the influence of the carbon content. Metallographic investigation, hot crack test, cold crack test, shear tensile, and cross-tension strength tests have been done. The results show that a weld quality similar to that for conventional boron steel can be achieved. Cracking and other defects can be avoided. As expected when welding martensitic steels, the failure mode in tensile testing is brittle. No weld defects have been found that influence strength. The sheet interface weld width, which together with stack-up thickness correlates with strength of the joint, could be increased by increasing the heat input and defocusing the laser beam. The effect of increased carbon content on weldability will be discussed more in detail, as well as the risk of cracking

  • 133.
    Fargas, G.
    et al.
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, CIEFMA/EEBE, Departament de Ciència dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica, Barcelona, 08019, Spain. Centre for Research in Multiscale Engineering of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Diagonal Besòs-EEBE, Barcelona, 08019, Spain.
    Roa, J. J.
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, CIEFMA/EEBE, Departament de Ciència dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica, Barcelona, 08019, Spain. Centre for Research in Multiscale Engineering of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Diagonal Besòs-EEBE, Barcelona, 08019, Spain.
    Sefer, B.
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, CIEFMA/EEBE, Departament de Ciència dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica, Barcelona, 08019, Spain. Centre for Research in Multiscale Engineering of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Diagonal Besòs-EEBE, Barcelona, 08019, Spain. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Erlangen, D-91058, Germany.
    Pederson, Robert
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Welding Technology.
    Antti, M. -L
    Division of Materials Science, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, S-97187, Sweden.
    Mateo, A.
    Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, CIEFMA/EEBE, Departament de Ciència dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal·lúrgica, Barcelona, 08019, Spain. Centre for Research in Multiscale Engineering of Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus Diagonal Besòs-EEBE, Barcelona, 08019, Spain.
    Influence of cyclic thermal treatments on the oxidation behavior of Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo alloy2018In: Materials Characterization, ISSN 1044-5803, E-ISSN 1873-4189, Vol. 145, p. 218-224Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ti-6Al-2Sn-4Zr-2Mo is one of the most common titanium alloys for aerospace industry. This alloy experiences oxidation phenomenon at elevated temperatures. In the present study, cyclic thermal treatments were performed in air at 500, 593 and 700 °C, up to 500 cycles, in order to determine the oxidation kinetics and to analyze the oxide scale and alpha-case formation. Moreover, results were compared to those achieved under isothermal conditions to elucidate differences between both thermal conditions. In this sense, metallographic techniques and X-ray diffraction, together with a detailed advanced characterization of the microstructure by Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy and Focus Ions Beam, were used to analyze surface oxidation evolution. Results pointed out that cyclic treatments induced a strong increase of the weight gain compared to isothermal treatments. The analysis of the oxide scale revealed the formation of not only rutile, as isothermal treatments, but also anatase. Thickness of the oxide scale was higher for cyclic conditions, while alpha case did not exceed values reached by isothermal treatments and even became lower at 500 °C.

  • 134.
    Fasth, Angelica
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science.
    Musalek, Radek
    Characterization of thermo-mechanical properties for thermal sprayed NiCoCrAlY coatings2010In: Proceedings of the Thermal Spray: Global Solutions for Future Application (ITSC 2010) Conference: Singapore, May 3-5, 2010, 2010, p. 431-435Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 135.
    Freton, Pierre
    et al.
    University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
    Choquet, Isabelle
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Gonzales, Jean-Jacques
    University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
    Teulet, Philippe
    University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.
    Improvement of a pseudo kinetic method for the calculation of a two-temperature thermal plasma composition2013In: Proceedings of the XXth Symposium on Physics of Switching Arc, 2013, p. 139-142Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper proposes an improved Saha law for calculating the 2T composition of an Argon thermal plasma. This law is based on a simplified kinetic approach. The obtainedresults are compared with other laws from the literature (Van de Sanden, Pseudokinetic) and provide a satisfying qualitative behaviour.

  • 136.
    Freton, Pierre
    et al.
    Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.
    Gonzales, Jean-Jacques
    Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.
    Choquet, Isabelle
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Mougenot, Jacques
    Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France.
    Discussion sur les différentes formulations des équations de l´énergie dans les modèles de plasmas thermiques à deux températures2013Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [fr]

    Pour modéliser un plasma thermique à deux températures, les travaux de la littérature proposent en général de résoudre une équation pour l’énergie des électrons et une autre pour celle des lourds. Néanmoins, tous les auteurs ne sont pas d’accord sur une formulation et diverses écritures de ces deux équations de l'énergie peuvent être trouvées dans la littérature. Les principales différences concernent deux termes : le terme correspondant à l'énergie d'ionisation et le terme relatif à la part de conductivité thermique réactive. Suivant les auteurs ces deux termes peuvent être attribués, indifféremment à l’équation de l’énergie régissant la température des particules lourdes ou celle des électrons.

      Afin de nous positionner et éclaircir ce point, nous proposons de développer théoriquement les deux équations de l'énergie en repartant de l'équation de Boltzmann et de ses moments. Les résultats obtenus avec la formulation proposée sont alors comparés avec ceux obtenus avec les formulation de la littérature.

  • 137.
    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.

  • 138.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Design of Suspension Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) are widely used on gas turbine components to provide thermal insulation, which in combination with advanced cooling, can enable the gas turbine to operate at significantly higher temperatures even above the melting temperature of the metallic components. There is a permanent need,mainly due to environmental reasons, to increase the combustion temperature inturbines, hence new TBC solutions are needed. By using a liquid feedstock in thermal spraying, new types of TBCs can be produced. Suspension plasma/flame or solution precursor plasma spraying are examples of techniques that can be utilized for liquid feedstock thermal spraying. This approach of using suspension and solution feedstock, which is an alternative to the conventional solid powder feedstock spraying, is gaining increasing research interest since it has been shown to be capable of producing coatings withsuperior performance. The objective of this research work was to identify relationships between process parameters, coating microstructure, thermal conductivity and lifetime in suspension plasma sprayed TBCs. A further objective was to utilize these relationships to enable tailoring of the TBC microstructure for superior performance compared to state-of-the-art TBC used in industry today, i.e. solid feedstock plasma sprayed TBCs. Different spraying techniques, namely suspension high velocity oxy fuel, solution precursor plasma and suspension plasma spraying (with axial and radial feeding) were explored and compared to solid feedstock plasma spraying. A variety of microstructures, such as highly porous, vertically cracked and columnar, were produced and investigated. It was shown that there are strong relationships between microstructure, thermo-mechanical properties and performance of the coatings. Specifically, axial suspension plasma spraying wasshown as a very promising technique to produce various microstructures as wellas highly durable coatings. Based on the experimental results, a tailored columnar microstructure design for a superior TBC performance is also proposed.

  • 139.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Microstructure and Thermal Conductivity of Liquid Feedstock Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings2016Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Thermal barrier coating (TBC) systems are widely used on gas turbine components to provide thermal insulation and oxidation protection. TBCs, incombination with advanced cooling, can enable the gas turbine to operate at significantly higher temperatures even above the melting temperature of the metallic materials. There is a permanent need mainly of environmental reasons to increase the combustion turbine temperature, hence new TBC solutions are needed.By using a liquid feedstock in thermal spraying, new types of TBCs can be produced. Suspension plasma/flame or solution precursor plasma spraying are examples of techniques that can be utilized for liquid feedstock thermal spraying.This approach of using suspension and solution feedstock, which is an alternative to the conventional solid powder feed stock spraying, is gaining increasing research interest, since it has been shown to be capable of producing coatings with superior coating performance.The objective of this research work was to explore relationships between process parameters, coating microstructure, thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity in liquid feedstock thermal sprayed TBCs. A further aim was to utilize this knowledge to produce a TBC with lower thermal diffusivity and lower thermal conductivity compared to state-of-the-art in industry today, i.e. solid feed stock plasma spraying. Different spraying techniques, suspension high velocity oxy fuel,solution precursor plasma and suspension plasma spraying (with axial and radialfeeding) were explored and compared with solid feedstock plasma spraying.A variety of microstructures, such as highly porous, vertically cracked and columnar, were obtained. It was shown that there are strong relationships between the microstructures and the thermal properties of the coatings.Specifically axial suspension plasma spraying was shown as a very promising technique to produce various microstructures as well as low thermal diffusivity and low thermal conductivity coatings.

  • 140.
    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.

  • 141.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Calinas, Rosa Filomena
    Innovnano Materials, Coimbra, Portugal.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Curry, Nicholas
    Treibacher Industries AG, Althofen, Austria.
    Joshi, Shrikant V.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Experimental visualization of microstructure evolution during suspension plasma spraying of thermal barrier coatings2019In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, E-ISSN 1873-619X, Vol. 39, no 2-3, p. 470-481Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the evolution of microstructure of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) produced by suspension plasma spraying (SPS) through a careful experimental study. Understanding the influence of different suspension characteristics such as type of solvent, solid load content and median particle size on the ensuing TBC microstructure, as well as visualizing the early stages of coating build-up leading to formation of a columnar microstructure or otherwise, was of specific interest. Several SPS TBCs with different suspensions were deposited under identical conditions (same substrate, bond coat and plasma spray parameters). The experimental study clearly revealed the important role of suspension characteristics, namely surface tension, density and viscosity, on the final microstructure, with study of its progressive evolution providing invaluable insights. Variations in suspension properties manifest in the form of differences in droplet momentum and trajectory, which are found to be key determinants governing the resulting microstructure (e.g., lamellar/vertically cracked or columnar).

  • 142.
    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

  • 143.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Curry, Nicholas
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Govindarajan, Sivakumar
    International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials (ARCI), 500005 Hyderabad, India.
    Characterization of Thermal Barrier Coatings Produced by Various Thermal Spray Techniques Using Solid Powder, Suspension, and Solution Precursor Feedstock Material2016In: International Journal of Applied CeramicTechnology, ISSN 1546-542X, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 324-332Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Use of a liquid feedstock in thermal spraying (an alternative to the conventional solid powder feedstock) is receiving an increasing level of interest due to its capability to produce the advanced submicrometer/nanostructured coatings. Suspension plasma spraying (SPS) and solution precursor plasma spraying (SPPS) are those advanced thermal spraying techniques which help to feed this liquid feedstock. These techniques have shown to produce better performance thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) than conventional thermal spraying. In this work, a comparative study was performed between SPS- and SPPS-sprayed TBCs which then were also compared with the conventional atmospheric plasma-sprayed (APS) TBCs. Experimental characterization included SEM, porosity analysis using weight difference by water infiltration, thermal conductivity measurements using laser flash analysis, and lifetime assessment using thermo-cyclic fatigue test. It was concluded that SPS coatings can produce a microstructure with columnar type features (intermediary between the columnar and vertically cracked microstructure), whereas SPPS can produce vertically cracked microstructure. It was also shown that SPS coatings with particle size in suspension (D50) <3 μm were highly porous with lower thermal conductivity than SPPS and APS coatings. Furthermore, SPS coatings have also shown a relatively better thermal cyclic fatigue lifetime than SPPS.

  • 144.
    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.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Nylén, Per
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Production Engineering.
    Joshi, Shrikant
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Vilemova, Monika
    IPP.
    Pala, Zdenek
    IPP.
    Influence of Microstructure on Thermal Properties of Axial Suspension Plasma-Sprayed YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings2016In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 25, no 1-2, p. 202-212Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension plasma spraying is a relatively new thermal spaying technique to produce advanced thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) and enables production of coatings with a variety of structures—highly dense, highly porous, segmented, or columnar. This work investigates suspension plasma-sprayed TBCs produced using axial injection with different process parameters. The influence of coating microstructure on thermal properties was of specific interest. Tests carried out included microstructural analysis, phase analysis, determination of porosity, and pore size distribution, as well as thermal diffusivity/conductivity measurements. Results showed that axial suspension plasma spraying process makes it possible to produce various columnar-type coatings under different processing conditions. Significant influence of microstructural features on thermal properties of the coatings was noted. In particular, the process parameter-dependent microstructural attributes, such as porosity, column density, and crystallite size, were shown to govern the thermal diffusivity and thermal conductivity of the coating.

  • 145.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Manufacturing Processes.
    Curry, Nicholas
    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.
    Toma, Filofteia-Laura
    Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology, Dresden, Germany.
    Comparative study of suspension plasma sprayed and suspension high velocity oxy-fuel sprayed YSZ thermal barrier coatings2015In: Surface and Coatings Technology, ISSN 0257-8972, Vol. 268, p. 70-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension Thermal Spraying is a relatively new thermal spaying technique to produce advanced thermal barrier coatings. This technique enables the production of much different performance thermal barrier coatings than conventional thermal spraying which uses solid powder as a feedstock material. In this work a comparative study is performed on four different types of thermal barrier coatings sprayed with two different thermal spay processes, suspension high velocity oxy-fuel spraying (SHVOF) and suspension plasma spraying (SPS) using two different water-based suspensions. Tests carried out include microstructural analysis with SEM, porosity analysis using weight difference by water infiltration, thermal conductivity measurements using laser flash analysis and lifetime assessment using thermo-cyclic fatigue tests. The results showed that SPS coatings were much porous and hence showed lower thermal conductivity than SHVOF coatings produced with the same suspension. From the thermo-cycling tests it was observed that the SPS coatings showed a higher lifetime than the SHVOF ones.

  • 146.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Curry, Nicholas
    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, Research Enviroment Production Technology West.
    Vilemova, Monika
    IPP Prague, Czech Republic.
    Pala, Zdenek
    IPP Prague, Czech Republic.
    Influence of Microstructure on Thermal Properties of Columnar Axial Suspension Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings2015In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference: International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition, ITSC 2015; Long Beach; United States; 11 May 2015 through 14 May 2015 / [ed] A. McDonald, A. Agarwal, G. Bolelli, A. Concustell, Y.-C. Lau, F.-L. Toma, E. Turunen, C. Widener, ASM International, 2015, p. 498-505Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Suspension Plasma Spraying is a relatively new thermal spraying technique to produce advanced thermal barrier coatings. This technique enables the production of a variety of structures from highly dense, highly porous, segmented or columnar coatings. In this work a comparative study is performed on six different suspension plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings which were produced using axial injection and different process parameters. The influence of coating morphology and porosity on thermal properties was of specific interest. Tests carried out include microstructural analysis with SEM, phase analysis using XRD, porosity calculation using Archimedes experimental setup, pore distribution analysis using mercury infiltration technique and thermal diffusivity/conductivity measurements using laser flash analysis. The results showed that columnar and cauliflower type coatings were produced by axial suspension plasma spraying process. Better performance coatings were produced with relatively higher overall energy input given during spraying. Coatings with higher energy input, lower thickness and wider range of submicron and nanometer sized pores distribution showed lower thermal diffusivity and hence lower thermal conductivity. Also, in-situ heat treatment did not show dramatic increase in thermal properties.

  • 147.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    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.
    Markocsan, Nicolaie
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Vassen, Robert
    Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, IEK-1, Jülich, Germany.
    Tailoring columnar microstructure of axial suspension plasma sprayed TBCs for superior thermal shock performance2018In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 144, p. 192-208Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the thermal shock behavior of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) produced by axial suspension plasma spraying (ASPS). TBCs with different columnar microstructures were subjected to cyclic thermal shock testing in a burner rig. Failure analysis of these TBCs revealed a clear relationship between lifetime and porosity. However, tailoring the microstructure of these TBCs for enhanced durability is challenging due to their inherently wide pore size distribution (ranging from few nanometers up to few tens of micrometers). This study reveals that pores with different length scales play varying roles in influencing TBC durability. Fracture toughness shows a strong correlation with the lifetime of various ASPS TBCs and is found to be the prominent life determining factor. Based on the results, an understanding-based design philosophy for tailoring of the columnar microstructure of ASPS TBCs for enhanced durability under cyclic thermal shock loading is proposed. © 2018 The Authors

  • 148.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Kumara, Chamara
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Gupta, Mohit Kumar
    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.
    Thermal Conductivity in Suspension Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings: Modeling and Experiments2017In: Journal of thermal spray technology (Print), ISSN 1059-9630, E-ISSN 1544-1016, Vol. 26, no 1-2, p. 71-82Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Axial suspension plasma spraying (ASPS) can generate microstructures with higher porosity and pores in the size range from submicron to nanometer. ASPS thermal barrier coatings (TBC) have already shown a great potential to produce low thermal conductivity coatings for gas turbine applications. It is important to understand the fundamental relationships between microstructural defects in ASPS coatings such as crystallite boundaries, porosity etc. and thermal conductivity. Object-oriented finite element (OOF) analysis has been shown as an effective tool for evaluating thermal conductivity of conventional TBCs as this method is capable of incorporating the inherent microstructure in the model. The objective of this work was to analyze the thermal conductivity of ASPS TBCs using experimental techniques and also to evaluate a procedure where OOF can be used to predict and analyze the thermal conductivity for these coatings. Verification of the model was done by comparing modeling results with the experimental thermal conductivity. The results showed that the varied scaled porosity has a significant influence on the thermal conductivity. Smaller crystallites and higher overall porosity content resulted in lower thermal conductivity. It was shown that OOF could be a powerful tool to predict and rank thermal conductivity of ASPS TBCs.

  • 149.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    et al.
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Kumara, Chamara
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Subtractive and Additive Manufacturing.
    Gupta, Mohit Kumar
    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.
    Thermal conductivity in suspension sprayed thermal barrier coatings: Modelling and experiments2016In: Proceedings of the International Thermal Spray Conference, ASM International, 2016, Vol. 1, p. 368-374Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Axial Suspension Plasma spraying (ASPS) can generate microstructures with higher porosity and pores in the size range from submicron to nanometre. ASPS Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) have already shown a great potential to produce low thermal conductivity coatings for gas turbine applications. It is important to understand the fundamental relationship between microstructural defects in the coating such as grain boundaries, porosity etc. and thermal conductivity. Object Oriented Finite element analysis (OOF) has been shown to be an effective tool for evaluating thermal conductivity for conventional TBCs as this method is capable of incorporating the inherent microstructure as an input to the model. The objective of this work was to analyse the thermal conductivity of ASPS TBCs using experimental techniques and also to evaluate a procedure where OOF can be used to predict and analyse the thermal conductivity for these coatings. Verification of the model was done using experimental thermal conductivity. Results showed that the varied scaled porosity has a significant influence on the thermal conductivity. Smaller grains, higher overall porosity content and lower columnar density resulted in lower thermal conductivity. It was shown that OOF could be a powerful tool to predict and rank thermal conductivity of ASPS TBCs.

  • 150.
    Ganvir, Ashish
    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.
    Porosity analysis of axial suspension plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings for gas turbine applications2016Conference paper (Other academic)
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