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Application of small punch creep testing to a thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY bond coat

Chen, H.; Hyde, T.H.; Voisey, K.T.; McCartney, D.G.


H. Chen

T.H. Hyde

Associate Professor

D.G. McCartney


High velocity oxy-fuel thermal spraying was used to prepare free-standing CoNiCrAlY (Co–31.7% Ni–20.8% Cr–8.1% Al–0.5% Y (wt%)) bond coat alloy samples approximately 0.5 mm thick. Creep tests were conducted at 750 °C on these samples using a small punch (SP) creep test method. The samples were characterised before and after creep testing using scanning electron microscopy with electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). EBSD revealed a two phase fcc γ-Ni and bcc B2 β-NiAl microstructure with grain sizes ~1–2 μm for both phases, which did not change significantly following testing. The constant temperature SP test data were characterised by a minimum creep strain rate, View the MathML source, and a total time to failure, tf, at different applied stresses. The data are fitted to conventional power law equations with a stress exponent for creep close to 8 in the Norton power law and between 7 and 10 in the Monkman–Grant creep rupture law. Creep rupture was predominantly due to creep cavitation voids nucleating at both the γ–β interphase boundaries and the γ–γ grain boundaries leading to final failure by void linkage. However, rupture life was influenced by the quantity of oxide entrained in the coating during the spray deposition process.


Chen, H., Hyde, T., Voisey, K., & McCartney, D. (2013). Application of small punch creep testing to a thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY bond coat. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 585,

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2013
Deposit Date Jul 23, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 23, 2014
Journal Materials Science and Engineering: A
Print ISSN 0921-5093
Electronic ISSN 0921-5093
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 585
Keywords HVOF thermal spraying; MCrAlY bond coat; Mechanical testing; Creep; Phase transformation
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Additional Information NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Materials Science and Engineering: A. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Materials Science and Engineering: A, 585 (2013), doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2013.06.080


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