The influence of the technology and the thickness of an aluminide coating on mechanical fatigue of a nickel-alloy at 700°C has been studied. It was shown that the brittleness and the surface roughness of coating were the basic causes to the earlier rupture of a system. The thicker coating, the more harmful to fatigue performance. The mechanism of influnece of coating on metal fatigue and the possibility to estimate fatigue life of coating/alloy system were also discussed. It is believed that the stress concentration caused by coating crack accelerated substrate alloy to rupture.

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