Improved Adhesion of Different Environmental Barrier Coatings on Al2O3/Al2O3-Ceramic Matrix Composites

Gatzen, C. and Mack, D.E. and Guillon, O. and Vaßen, R.

Volume: 22 Pages:
DOI: 10.1002/adem.202000087
Published: 2020

In high-temperature combustion atmospheres, well-adhering environmental barrier coatings (EBCs) are required to protect the underlying ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) from corrosion. Herein the adhesion mechanisms of three different coatings produced by atmospheric plasma spraying (APS) on an Al2O3/Al2O3-CMC are investigated. In particular, the influence of surface structuring by laser ablation prior to coating production is investigated. Y2O3, yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ), and Gd2Zr2O7 are chosen as potential EBCs. The coating adhesion on CMC-substrates with and without surface structuring is analyzed by furnace cycling, pull-adhesion tests, and burner-rig tests with gradient. Special interest is paid to the interactions at the coating–substrate interface before and after heat treatment and their effect on the coating adhesion and lifetime. Two different adhesion mechanisms are found: adhesion promoted by chemical reaction and adhesion promoted by mechanical interlocking. © 2020 The Authors. Published by WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

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