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Characterizing the micro-impact fatigue behavior of APS and HVOF-sprayed ceramic coatings

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-254
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2019
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


The fatigue life of thermally sprayed Al2O3- and Cr2O3-based coatings has been studied under low-energy (0.7–5 mJ) impact conditions. A threshold impact energy and amount of repetitions the coatings can endure with said energy before catastrophic failure was obtained. The catastrophic failure was determined to occur when the fracture mode of the coating switched from brittle cone cracking to quasi-plastic radial cracking. The results are examined relative to the microstructural features along with other properties of the coatings - hardness and cavitation resistance. The experiment provided a new approach for a straightforward comparison of the micro-scale impact fatigue life of thermally sprayed coatings unachievable with previous methods.


  • Ceramic coating, Characterization, Fracture, Impact test, Surface fatigue, Thermal spray

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