A method for evaluating the creep properties of overlay coatings

M. P. Taylor, H. E. Evans*, C. B. Ponton, J. R. Nicholls

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A new method is described for the evaluation of the creep properties of as-deposited overlay coatings. The method uses a composite tensile specimen consisting of a core alloy of well-characterised creep properties onto which the overlay coating is deposited. The overall strain/time response of this specimen, tested under constant stress conditions, can then be deconvoluted to obtain the creep characteristics of the coating. The method has the advantage that the coatings are evaluated for the same microstructural conditions as they will be used under, i.e. having the same porosity levels and microstructure. A limited demonstration of the method has been made for an air plasma-sprayed Ni25Cr6AlY coating deposited onto an austenitic steel core and creep tested at 900°C. The creep strength of this coating was surmised to be higher than that of equivalent monolithic samples produced by low pressure plasma spraying. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science S.A. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalSurface and Coatings Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2000

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under Grants GR/K97660 and GR/K97882.


  • Creep
  • Overlay coatings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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