Institute of Fundamental Technological Research
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P. Majerus

Recent publications
1.  Białas M., Majerus P., Herzog R., Mróz Z., Numerical simulation of segmentation cracking in thermal barrier coatings by means of cohesive zone elements, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING, ISSN: 0921-5093, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2005.08.208, Vol.412, pp.241-251, 2005

The paper presents comparative experimental and numerical studies of segmentation cracking of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) during three point bending tests. The finite element simulation of failure development was performed using a cohesive zone approach. Acoustic emission (AE) technique and in situ observations by a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera allowed to determine critical strain values correlated with the damage evolution. Location of crack initiation and crack propagation paths up to macroscopic failure were investigated for as-received and annealed specimens. The results of the numerical simulations and of the experiment were quantitatively similar. The influence of critical energy release rate on crack patterns was examined, resulting in the increase of crack numbers due to decreased value of GIGI. This explains the good spallation resistance of electron beam-physical vapour deposition (EB-PVD) coatings, where GIGI is lower than in the case of air plasma sprayed (APS) thermal barrier coatings. Lower value of GIGI stimulates segmentation cracking and reduces delamination, as observed within electron beam-physical vapour deposition coatings.

Cohesive zone modelling, Segmentation cracking, Thin film coating, Bending test

Białas M. - IPPT PAN
Majerus P. - other affiliation
Herzog R. - other affiliation
Mróz Z. - IPPT PAN

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