MCrAlY bond coats were deposited on nickel base substrate by electroplated process. The bond coats were plated using ‘CrAlY’ precursor powders suspended in an electrolytic bath containing nickel and cobalt in solution. The CrAlY powders used had size in the range generally below 10 um. The as-deposited coatings were heat-treated in a vacuum at elevated temperature. The roughness of the as-deposited coatings was on the range from 2 to 4 um (average). Yttria stabilized zirconia thermal barrier coatings, 7YSZ were deposited by air plasma spray. The thickness of the both bond coats and TBCs was varied in order to determine the effects of thickness in the stability of the thermal barrier coatings. The coated samples were tested in a static furnace and also in a thermal shock test rig where the samples could be cooled rapidly from 1000°C to 100°C at a predetermined rate. The TGO formed at temperatures in the range from 800 to 1050°C was characterized by optical, scanning electron microscope and electron beam microprobe.

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