Oxidation performance of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) deposited by the axial suspension plasma spraying (ASPS) method was evaluated under isothermal and cyclic conditions with a peak temperature of 1080 °C. The TBC systems are based on two nickel-based superalloy substrates (CMSX-4 and IN738LC), platinum aluminide bond coat (BC), and yttria-stabilized zirconia (8YSZ) top coat (TC) of either vertically cracked (VC) or columnar structure. Samples with IN738LC substrate exhibited longer isothermal oxidation lives whereas the ones with CMSX-4 substrate showed greater cyclic oxidation lives. Outward diffusion of W and Ta in TBC systems containing CMSX-4 was found to have progressed to the interface between thermally grown oxide (TGO) and TC; this has contributed to the reduced isothermal oxidation life. The longer cyclic oxidation lives of TBC systems with CMSX-4 were attributed to less coefficient and thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch between coating layers (reduced strain energy) and better creep resistance of diffusional BC on CMSX-4, hence less TGO rumpling. TBC systems with columnar YSZ had longer isothermal oxidation lives while those with VC YSZ seemed to result in longer cyclic lives.
Isothermal and Cyclic Oxidation Performance of Vertically Cracked and Columnar Thermal Barrier Coating Structures Produced Using Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying Process
Contributed by the Manufacturing Materials and Metallurgy Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received July 2, 2015; final manuscript received July 14, 2015; published online August 25, 2015. Editor: David Wisler.
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Li, X., Huang, X., Yang, Q., and Tang, Z. (August 25, 2015). "Isothermal and Cyclic Oxidation Performance of Vertically Cracked and Columnar Thermal Barrier Coating Structures Produced Using Axial Suspension Plasma Spraying Process." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. January 2016; 138(1): 012506. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4031240
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