Out-of-Phase Thermomechanical Fatigue Behavior of a NiCrAlYSi-Coated Superalloy

  • Hu Xiaoan
  • Zhao Gaole
  • Huang JiaEmail author
  • Wang Xiangyi
  • Yang Xiaoguang


Arc ion plating was employed on a directionally solidified nickel-based superalloy to deposit a NiCrAlYSi coating. The failure behavior of the coated cylindrically specimens under thermomechanical fatigue loadings was experimentally investigated. The results show that the effect of coatings on TMF lives is dependent on the temperature ranges, and the TMF life with dwell time is reduced compared to the one without dwells. Through microstructure observation methods, the Al-rich areas in the coatings especially near the interfaces of the coating and superalloy are crack initiation sites. The combination of temperature dependent localized oxidation and stress concentration at the crack tip dominate the crack initiation and small crack propagation procedure.


coating crack oxidation superalloy thermomechanical fatigue 



This study was funded by the National Basic Research Program of China (2015CB057400).

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hu Xiaoan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhao Gaole
    • 1
    • 2
  • Huang Jia
    • 3
    Email author
  • Wang Xiangyi
    • 4
  • Yang Xiaoguang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Aircraft EngineeringNanchang Hangkong UniversityNanchangChina
  2. 2.Jiangxi Key Laboratory of Micro Aeroengine TechnologyNanchangChina
  3. 3.Shijiazhuang Flying CollegeShijiazhuangChina
  4. 4.School of Energy and Power EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  5. 5.China Aerodynamics Research and Development CenterMianyangChina

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