We used an object oriented finite element numerical method to examine residual stress build-up in a simulated crosssection of coating. The cross-section image of coating was the result of simulation produced by a 3-D stochastic model of thermal spray coatings, which model features of coating microstructure including internal pores and surface roughness. An adaptive meshing technique was used to fit a grid in a section through the simulated coating, and stresses in the coating calculated using a finite element method. The results showed that stresses are sensitive to the thickness and roughness of the coating.

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