An analytical approach to the β-phase coarsening behaviour in a thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY bond coat alloy

H. Chen, Y. Q. Si, D. G. McCartney

Research output: Journal PublicationArticlepeer-review

28 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper investigates the β-phase coarsening behaviour during isothermal heat treatment of free-standing CoNiCrAlY (Co-31.7%Ni-20.8%Cr-8.1%Al-0.5%Y, all in wt%) coatings prepared by high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spraying. The microstructure of the coatings was characterised using scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). It comprises a two phase structure of fcc γ-Ni matrix and bcc β-NiAl precipitates. The volume fraction of the γ-Ni and the β-NiAl phases were measured to be around 70% and 30% respectively, with grain sizes varying largely from 0.5 to 2 μm for both phases. Isothermal heat treatments of the free-standing coatings were carried out at 1100 °C for times up to 250 h. The β-phase coarsening behaviour during isothermal heat treatments was analysed by quantitative metallography. It is shown that the coarsening behaviour of β phase in the CoNiCrAlY alloy followed the classical Lifshitz-Slyozov-Wagner (LSW) theory of Ostwald ripening. By incorporating a dimensionless factor which correlates with volume fraction of the β phase, a modified LSW model coupled with formulaic interfacial energy and effective diffusion coefficient of the CoNiCrAlY alloy was utilised to interpret the coarsening behaviour of the β phase. The coarsening rate coefficient obtained from the modified LSW model shows good agreement with the corresponding experimental result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-365
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Volume704
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Coarsening
  • Diffusion
  • HVOF spraying
  • Heat treatment
  • MCrAlY
  • β-phase

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'An analytical approach to the β-phase coarsening behaviour in a thermally sprayed CoNiCrAlY bond coat alloy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this