Plasma sprayed ceramic coatings can be used in turbine engines as thermal barrier or abradable coatings, in order to improve the durability of the components as well as the efficiency. The presence of nanostructures, deriving from partial melting of agglomerated nanostructured particles, represents an interesting technological solution in order to improve their functional characteristics. In this work nanostructured yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) coatings were deposited by air plasma spraying (APS). The influence of the main process parameters on their microstructural, mechanical and tribological properties was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), indentation techniques at micro- and nano-scale and wear tests, respectively. Their porous microstructure was composed of well melted overlapped splats and partially melted nanostructured areas. This bimodal microstructure led to a bimodal distribution of the mechanical properties. An increase of plasma power and spraying distance was able to produce denser coatings, with lower content of embedded nanostructures, which exhibited higher elastic modulus and hardness as well as lower wear rate.

Microstructural, mechanical and tribological properties of nanostructured YSZ coatings produced with different APS process parameters

PAGNOTTA, Leonardo
2015-01-01

Abstract

Plasma sprayed ceramic coatings can be used in turbine engines as thermal barrier or abradable coatings, in order to improve the durability of the components as well as the efficiency. The presence of nanostructures, deriving from partial melting of agglomerated nanostructured particles, represents an interesting technological solution in order to improve their functional characteristics. In this work nanostructured yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) coatings were deposited by air plasma spraying (APS). The influence of the main process parameters on their microstructural, mechanical and tribological properties was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), indentation techniques at micro- and nano-scale and wear tests, respectively. Their porous microstructure was composed of well melted overlapped splats and partially melted nanostructured areas. This bimodal microstructure led to a bimodal distribution of the mechanical properties. An increase of plasma power and spraying distance was able to produce denser coatings, with lower content of embedded nanostructures, which exhibited higher elastic modulus and hardness as well as lower wear rate.
2015
C. Wear resistance, C. Hardness, Plasma spraying, Young׳s modulus, Zirconia
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Descrizione: Ceramics International, Volume 41, Issue 7, 2015, Pages 8904-8914, ISSN 0272-8842, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2015.03.148. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272884215005532)
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