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Thermal-Cycling Behavior of Plasma-Sprayed Partially Stabilized Zirconia Coatings on High-Density Graphite Substrate
, K. Thyagarajan, C. Mallika, U.K. Mudali
Published in Springer New York LLC
Volume: 24
Issue: 6
Pages: 925 - 937
The thermal cycling behavior of partially stabilized zirconia (PSZ)-coated by plasma-spray process on NiCrAlY bond-coated high-density (HD) graphite substrate was investigated. Thermal cycling was carried out at 600 and 750 °C under vacuum, up to 200 cycles. Each cycle comprised a 10-min heating followed by forced air cooling for 10 min down to room temperature. Characterization of the microstructure and the phase analysis of thermal-cycled PSZ coatings by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction (XRD), and Raman spectroscopy revealed the correlation between the microstructural/crystallographic phases and the mechanical integrity of the coating up to 200 cycles. Segmented and vertical cracks generated on the coating during thermal cycling were observed to propagate with increase in the number of cycles. Macrocracks and variations in elemental compositions were not observed until 200 cycles at 600 and 750 °C. XRD and Raman spectroscopic analysis confirmed the presence of nontransformable tetragonal phase only in all the thermal-cycled PSZ coatings, irrespective of temperature up to 200 cycles. © 2015, ASM International.
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