Aluminide Coating Formation on Internal Passages of GTD-111 Superalloy by Slurry Technique
The diffusion aluminide coatings are widely used in the air-cooling passages to protect their surfaces against high temperature corrosion. In this study plain and Si-modified aluminide coatings were applied by slurry technique on internal surfaces of Ni-base GTD-111 superalloy cylindrical specimens derived from a gas turbine air-cooled blade. The slurries containing Al or Al plus Si powders were applied on internal surfaces by injection method. Then, the samples were heated to high temperature (800-1000°C) to form the coatings. Optical, SEM-EDS, and XRD were utilized for characterizing microstructures and phase compositions of the coatings. The thicknesses of applied coatings on internal surfaces were in the range of 30-50 μm that meets specifications for diffusion coatings in such application (i.e. 25-756m). The examinations demonstrated that both coating types were contained β-NiAl phase as the matrix. The uniformities of coatings applied on different surface positions of passageway were determined. In addition, the effects of time and temperature of coating process as well as mass of dried slurry on the coating thickness were also discussed.
Pierre Steinmetz, Ian G. Wright, Alain Galerie, Daniel Monceau and Stéphane Mathieu
K. Shirvani and A. Firouzi, "Aluminide Coating Formation on Internal Passages of GTD-111 Superalloy by Slurry Technique", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 595-598, pp. 185-190, 2008