Papers by Author: K. Lambrinou

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Authors: T. Lauwagie, K. Lambrinou, Iulian Mircea, Marion Bartsch, W. Heylen, Omer Van der Biest
Abstract: Cylindrical specimens made of the Ni-based super-alloy Inconel 625 (IN 625) were coated with (a) NiCoCrAlY, or (b) NiCoCrAlY and yttria-stabilised zirconia (YSZ: in this case, zirconia with 7-8 wt% yttria), using the electron beam - physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) technique. In the bi-layer coatings, the YSZ layer is the thermal barrier coating (TBC) and the NiCoCrAlY layer is the metallic bond coat (BC). The BC improves the bonding between the substrate and the ceramic TBC, while the low thermal conductivity of the TBC o ers high-temperature protection to the substrate. This paper focuses on the determination of the elastic moduli of the substrate and the coating layers of the test samples. The elastic moduli of the three di erent materials (IN 625, NiCoCrAlY and YSZ) were determined by means of a mixed numerical - experimental technique (MNET). The employed MNET was based on the comparison of the experimentally measured resonant frequencies of the rst bending mode of the test samples to the numerically calculated ones. The unknown elastic properties were determined by ne-tuning the elastic material parameters of the numerical models so as to enable the reproduction of the experimentally measured resonant frequencies.
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Authors: Marion Bartsch, Bernd Baufeld, S. Dalkilic, Iulian Mircea, K. Lambrinou, T. Leist, J. Yan, Anette M. Karlsson
Abstract: Strategies for time-economic lifetime assessment of thermal barrier coatings (TBC) in service are described and discussed on the basis of experimental results, achieved on material systems with coatings applied by electron beam physical vapour deposition. Service cycles for gas turbine blades have been simulated on specimens in thermo-mechanical fatigue tests, accelerating the fatigue processes by an increase of load frequency. Time dependent changes in the material system were imposed by a separate ageing, where the samples were pre-oxidized prior to the fatigue test. Results of thermo-mechanical fatigue tests on pre-aged and as-coated specimens gave evidence of interaction between fatigue and ageing processes. An alternative approach is used, which is focused on the evolution of a failure relevant damage parameter in the TBC system. The interfacial fracture toughness was selected as a damage parameter, since one important failure mode of TBCs is the spallation near the interface between the metal and the ceramic. Fracture mechanical experiments based on indentation methods have been evaluated for monitoring the evolution of the interfacial fracture toughness as a function of ageing time. It was found that the test results were influenced by both changes of the interface (which is critical in service) and changes in the surrounding material.
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