Impact of a single copper particle in cold gas dynamic spray is simulated by finite element method by including the effects of high strain rates and temperature on material plasticity and failure. In order to predict stick behavior of the particle, cohesive forces that act between the particle and the substrate are included in the model by defining an interfacial cohesive strength parameter. Effect of this parameter on the deformation and stick/rebound behavior of the particle is studied. It is found that significant particle deformation, large area of contact between particle and substrate is needed to generate enough cohesive force to absorb the rebound energy of the particle and achieve sticking. As the impact velocity and assumed interfacial cohesive strength increases, particle is more likely to stick on to the substrate. Critical velocities in the same range with experimental results are predicted.

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