Journal of Thermal Spray Technology

, Volume 28, Issue 5, pp 1060–1071 | Cite as

A Comparative Study of Cavitation Erosion Resistance of Several HVOF-Sprayed Coatings in Deionized Water and Artificial Seawater

  • Haijun Zhang
  • Yongfeng Gong
  • Xiuyong ChenEmail author
  • André McDonald
  • Hua LiEmail author
Peer Reviewed


In this study, WC-10Co4Cr coatings, Co-based coatings, WC-10Co4Cr/Co-based composite coatings, and Fe-based amorphous/nanocrystalline coatings were prepared on 316L stainless steel substrates by a high-velocity oxy-fuel spraying process. The cavitation erosion resistances of all the coatings, as well as the stainless steel substrates, were investigated in deionized water and artificial seawater. Results show that the effect of marine corrosion on cavitation erosion was most significant on the stainless steels, WC-10Co4Cr coatings, and Co-based coatings, but negligible on the WC-10Co4Cr/Co-based composite coatings and the Fe-based amorphous/nanocrystalline coatings. The WC-10Co4Cr coatings (0.17 mm3/h) show improved cavitation erosion resistance than those of WC-10Co4Cr/Co-based composite coatings (0.21 mm3/h), 316L stainless steel substrates (0.22 mm3/h), Co-based coatings (0.30 mm3/h), and Fe-based coatings (0.47 mm3/h) in marine environments.


cavitation erosion coatings HVOF marine corrosion 



This work was supported by China Scholarship Council (No. 201804910094), CAS-Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology Joint Research Project (Grant # 174433KYSB20160085), National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grants # 41706076, 31500772 and 21705158), Key Research and Development Program of Zhejiang Province (Grant # 2017C01003), International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Project of Ningbo (Grant # 2017D10011), and a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Discovery Grant (Grant # NSERC RGPIN-2018-04298).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Related Technologies, Zhejiang Key Laboratory of Marine Materials and Protective Technologies, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesNingboChina
  2. 2.Cixi Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and EngineeringChinese Academy of SciencesNingboChina
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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