Unlubricated Gross Slip Fretting Wear of Metallic Plasma Sprayed Coatings for Ti6A14V Surfaces
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UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGY CORP DAYTON OH
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Plasma sprayed Al-bronze Al-Br or CuNiIn coatings are often applied to protect against fretting wear and extend the operational life of Ti-alloy compressor blades in turbine engines. In order to develop a fundamental understanding of how these coating systems perform under gross slip fretting conditions, bench level fretting wear tests were conducted at room temperature to simulate cold engine startup. Alternative coatings such as plasma sprayed molybdenum and nickel were also evaluated because of their potential for reducing fretting wear under certain simulated engine conditions. The combination of scanning electron microscopy SEM, surface profilometry, surface chemistry EDS, and friction analysis were used to study coating performance and evaluate the interfacial wear mechanisms. In this study it was determined that all coatings caused significant damage to the mating Ti6A14V surfaces.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
- Metallurgy and Metallography