Effect of nano-structuration and compounding of YSZ APS TBCs with different thickness on coating performance in thermal shock conditions

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


Effect of nano-structuration and compounding of YSZ APS TBCs investigated on coating behavior in thermal shock conditions. The coatings were applied on Inconel 738 discs with three different thickness per powder. In order to harmonize the results from the samples, performance factor is defined as a criterion that in the starting of the activity has an amount of about 100 and is reduced after the damage begins. The results revealed that the growth of damage in the YSZ class is almost linear, and this behavior is observed in all samples. The thick TGO in this class shows its high oxygen permeability, and the type of damage indicates that its location is near the TGO region. The nano-structured YSZ class has a very good performance and through an interesting phenomenon, the slope of the damage growth diagrams is decreasing with time. The obvious thing about the CSZ class microstructure is the presence of horizontal and vertical cracks and its dense structure. In this class, the main location of damage is through the coating and after the beginning of damage, its curve has grown with a high rate. The best performance among all samples belongs to the nano-structured YSZ, which due to the presence of nano-zones, has a higher toughness and ability to endure more cycles.


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Volume 49, Issue 1
June 2018
Pages 18-26
  • Receive Date: 07 August 2017
  • Revise Date: 17 September 2017
  • Accept Date: 18 September 2017