Delamination of ceramic top coat accelerated by CMAS in an EB-PVD thermal barrier coating specimen
November 12-16, 2017
Application of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) which provides thermal insulation to the underlying Nickel-based superalloy substrate has been key technologies in advanced gas turbines. More recently, it has been recognized that the TBCs can be damaged by calcium–magnesium–alumino-silicates (CMAS) resulting from siliceous minerals (dust, sand, ash) containing the intake air and from unclean fuels such as a syngas and biomass gas. In this work basic mechanisms and mechanics as well as the kinetics, were explored, via a model CMAS, by specifying a TBC specimen which consisted of a Ni-base superalloy, MCrAlY bond coat and YSZ top coat fabricated by electron beam physical vapor deposition (EB-PVD) process. It was demonstrated that the penetration and the resultant phase transformation of the YSZ with the CMAS were basic mechanisms(Fig.1(a)). It was a particular finding that the thickness of thermal grown oxide was significantly accelerated by CMAS at the top/bond coat interface, resulting in a predominant delamination of top coat(Fig.1(b)). The behavior was discussed, in comparison with that in the TBC specimen fabricated by an air plasma spraying process(Fig.1(c)).
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Masakazu Okazaki, Y. Hayashi, and L. Siddharth, "Delamination of ceramic top coat accelerated by CMAS in an EB-PVD thermal barrier coating specimen" in "Composites at Lake Louise 2017", Eric Duoss, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA Waltraud M. Kriven, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Eds, ECI Symposium Series, (2017). https://dc.engconfintl.org/composites_all_2017/4