Investigation of Thermal Shock Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed NiCoCrAlY/YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings
ZrO2-8wt.%Y2O3 (8YSZ) thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) were deposited by atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) on NiCoCrAlY-coated Inconel 738LC substrates. The thermal shock behavior was investigated by quenching the samples in water with temperature of 20-25°C from 950°C. To study of failure mechanism results from thermal cycling, microstructural evaluation using scanning electron microscope (SEM), elemental analysis using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and phasic analysis using x-ray diffractometry (XRD) were done. The results revealed that failure of the TBC system was due to the spallation of ceramic top coat. Thermal mismatch stress was the major factor of TBC failure in thermal shock test.
Wenzhe Chen, Xipeng Xu, Pinqiang Dai, Yonglu Chen and Zhengyi Jiang
H. Jamali et al., "Investigation of Thermal Shock Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed NiCoCrAlY/YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 472-475, pp. 246-250, 2012