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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/19086

Title: A Thick Multilayer Thermal Barrier Coating: Design, Deposition, and Internal Stresses
Authors: Samadi, Hamed
Advisor: Coyle, Thomas W.
Department: Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords: Plasma sprayed coatings
ceramics
oxide
thermal barrier coating
residual stress
mullite
spinel
forsterite
Issue Date: 23-Feb-2010
Abstract: Yttria Partially Stabilized Zirconia (Y-PSZ) plasma-sprayed coatings are widely used in turbine engines as thermal barrier coatings. However, in diesel engines Y-PSZ TBCs have not met with wide success. To reach the desirable temperature of 850-900˚C in the combustion chamber from the current temperature of 400-600˚C, a coating with a thickness of approximately 1mm is required. This introduces different considerations than in the case of turbine blade coatings, which are on the order of 100µm thick. Of the many factors affecting the durability and failure mechanism of TBCs, in service and residual stresses play an especially important role as the thickness of the coating increases. For decreasing the residual stress in the system, a multi-layer coating is helpful. The design of a multilayer coating employing relatively low cost materials with complementary thermal properties is described. Numerical models were used to describe the residual stress after deposition and under operating conditions for a multilayer coating that exhibited the desired temperature gradient. Results showed that the multilayer coating had a lower maximum stress under service conditions than a conventional Y-PSZ coating. Model validation with experiments showed a good match between the two.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/19086
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