Crack initiation and propagation in air plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings, testing and mathematical modelling of low cycle fatigue behaviour
2004 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, Vol. 379, no 1-2, 45-57 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the present paper failure mechanisms in air plasma sprayed thermal barrier coatings for land-based gas turbines have been studied. This has been done by finite element simulations and fractographic investigations of low cycle fatigue (LCF) tested material, here chosen as an 350 μm thick partially stabilised zirconia top coat (TC) together with a 150 μm thick Ni-Co-Cr-Al-Y bond coat (BC) on a nickel base substrate (Haynes 230). Both LCF testing, modelling results and fractographic investigations point in the same direction. An increased thickness of the thermally grown oxide (TGO) does decrease the LCF life of a coated structural alloy. Several points of crack initiation were found, in the TGO at the TC/BC interface, at the oxide network within the BC and at oxide inclusions between BC and substrate. During LCF tests the initiated cracks will grow radially into the substrate material. The behaviour is explained by increased TC/BC delamination stresses and changed oxidation behaviour with increased oxidation times.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 379, no 1-2, 45-57 p.
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22790DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2003.12.063Local ID: 2123OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-22790DiVA: diva2:243103