Crack propagation studies of thermal barrier coatings under bending

Ray, Ashok K and Steinbrech, R W (1999) Crack propagation studies of thermal barrier coatings under bending. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 19 (12). pp. 2097-2109.

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The trends recently observed in crack propagation studies under bending for thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) in power plant application are highlighted in this paper. These studies described were performed with plasma sprayed zirconia bonded by a MCrAlY layer to Ni-base superalloy. Such thermal barrier composites are currently considered as candidate materials for advanced stationary gas turbine components. The crack propagation behaviour of the ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) at room temperature, in as received and oxidized conditions reveals that cracks grow linearly in the TBC with increase in bending load until about the yield point of the superalloy is reached. Approaching the interface between the ceramic layer and the bond coat, a high threshold load is required to propagate the crack further into the bond coat. Once the threshold is surpassed the crack grows rapidly into the brittle bond coat without an appreciable increase in the load. At a temperature of 800 degrees C, the crack is found to propagate only in the TBC (ceramic layer), as the ductile bond coat offers an attractive sink for stress relaxation. Effects of bond coat oxidation on crack propagation in the interface regime have been examined and are discussed. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Limited All rights reserved.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:thermal barrier coatings; mechanical properties; ZrO2; engine components; crack propagation
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:1135
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:22 Jun 2010 17:45
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