Modeling of Coating Stress of Plasma-Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings
The surfaces of gas turbine components are coated with thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) using a plasma spraying technique. A lot of effort has been expended examining the TBC interfacial strength, however studies examining how residual stress is formed after the process and how the coating stress changes with temperature are limited. In this report, the residual stress prediction model is proposed based on the splat deposition process. A simplified model including the plasma sprayed process is developed based on shear-lag theory. The simplification is given in continuous particle deposition process. That is, continuous particle deposited coating is modeled as a single layer, which is called by "deposition layer". This deposition layer is assumed to impact directly onto the substrate. The binding layer is also introduced to express multiple cracks caused by quenching stress in splats and sliding deformation at splat boundary. It is shown that the numerical analysis has good agreement with the associated experiments.
R.A.W. Mines and J.M. Dulieu-Barton
M. Arai "Modeling of Coating Stress of Plasma-Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 24-25, pp. 317-322, 2010