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ASM Handbook

Thermal Spray Technology

Edited by
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.
Robert C. Tucker, Jr.
The Tucker Group
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ASM International
Volume
5A
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-171-9
Publication date:
2013
Book Chapter

Testing and Characterization

Published:
2013

Abstract

Materials resulting from thermal spray processes are often different from their wrought, forged, and cast counterparts. Assessing the usefulness of thermal spray coatings requires understanding, developing, and using appropriate testing and characterization methods that are generally borrowed from other materials science disciplines. This article focuses on commonly used testing and characterization methods: metallography, image analysis, hardness, tensile adhesion testing, corrosion testing, x-ray diffraction, non-destructive testing, and powder characterization. It provides information on how the materials themselves respond to the various test methods. The article focuses on the test methods themselves, including those test parameters that can be varied and the influence of each on the results obtained.

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2013. "Testing and Characterization", Thermal Spray Technology, Robert C. Tucker, Jr.

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