NASA Technical Reports Server NTRS 20150023043: Thermal Conductivity and Erosion Durability of Composite Two-Phase Air Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier CoatingsReport as inadecuate



 NASA Technical Reports Server NTRS 20150023043: Thermal Conductivity and Erosion Durability of Composite Two-Phase Air Plasma Sprayed Thermal Barrier Coatings


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To enhance efficiency of gas turbines, new thermal barrier coatings TBCs must be designed which improve upon the thermal stability limit of 7 wt% yttria stabilized zirconia 7YSZ, approximately 1200 C. This tenant has led to the development of new TBC materials and microstructures capable of improved high temperature performance. This study focused on increasing the erosion durability of cubic zirconia based TBCs, traditionally less durable than the metastable t zirconia based TBCs. Composite TBC microstructures composed of a low thermal conductivity-high temperature stable cubic Low-k matrix phase and a durable t Low-k secondary phase were deposited via APS. Monolithic coatings composed of cubic Low-k and t Low-k were also deposited, in addition to a 7YSZ benchmark. The thermal conductivity and erosion durability were then measured and it was found that both of the Low-k materials have significantly reduced thermal conductivities, with monolithic t Low-k and cubic Low-k improving upon 7YSZ by approximately 13 and approximately 25%, respectively. The 40 wt% t Low-k composite 40 wt% t Low-k - 60 wt% cubic Low-k showed a approximately 22% reduction in thermal conductivity over 7YSZ, indicating even at high levels, the t Low-k secondary phase had a minimal impact on thermal in the composite coating. It was observed that a mere 20 wt% t Low-k phase addition can reduce the erosion of a cubic Low-k matrix phase composite coating by over 37%. Various mixing rules were then investigated to assess this non-linear composite behavior and suggestions were made to further improve erosion durability.



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