thermal barrier coatings (TBCs), thermal property, localized spallation, damage evaluation
Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) enable the hot section part to work at high temperatures owing to their thermal barrier effect on the base metal components. However, localized spallation in the ceramic top-coat might occur after long duration of thermal exposure or thermal cycling. To comprehensively understand the damage of the top-coat on the overall hot section part, effects of diameter and tilt angle of the spallation on the temperature redistribution of the substrate and the top-coat were investigated. The results show that the spallation diameter and tilt angle both have a significant effect on the temperature redistribution of the top-coat and the substrate. In the case of the substrate, the maximum temperature increment is located at the spallation center. Meanwhile, the surface (depth) maximum temperature increment, having nothing to do with the tilt angle, increases with the increase of the spallation diameter. In contrast, in the case of the top-coat, the maximum temperature increment was located at the sharp corner of the spallation area, and the surface (depth) maximum temperature increment increases with the increase of both the spallation diameter and the tilt angle. Based on the temperature redistribution of the substrate and the top-coat affected by the partial spallation, it is possible to evaluate the damage effect of spalled areas on the thermal capability of TBCs.
Tsinghua University Press
Wei-Wei ZHANG, Guang-Rong LI, Qiang ZHANG et al. Comprehensive damage evaluation of localized spallation of thermal barrier coatings. Journal of Advanced Ceramics 2017, 6(3): 230-239.