Laser Shock Adhesion Test (LASAT) of Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposited Thermal Barrier Coatings (EB-PVD TBCs)


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Damage prediction, adhesion strength and remaining lifetime of TBC are highly important data for understanding and preventing TBC spallation on blades. LAser Shock Adhesion Test (LASAT) is a powerful method to measure adhesion of coating due to its rapidity, simplicity and capabilities to distinguish different strength levels and the easy damage observation in case of TBCs. A new protocol of LASAT has been introduced in order to measure the adhesion level of the ceramic coating from the exploitation of the two-dimensional effects that promotes a shock wave pressure-dependent size of the damage. Finite element modeling, taking into account the TBCs dimensions, showed the edges effect on interfacial stress applied by laser shock.



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G. Fabre et al., "Laser Shock Adhesion Test (LASAT) of Electron Beam Physical Vapor Deposited Thermal Barrier Coatings (EB-PVD TBCs)", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 278, pp. 509-514, 2011

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July 2011


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