The combustion assisted thermal spray systems are being used to apply coatings to prevent surface degradation. They offer a highly attractive way to modify the surface properties of the substrate to extend the product life. The quality of combustion assisted thermal spray coating depends greatly on the flow behavior of reacting gases and particle dynamics. The present study investigates the effect of gas phase and its interaction with particles through the nozzle of a thermal spray gun by developing a comprehensive mathematical model. The objective is to develop a predictive understanding of various design parameters of combustion assisted thermal spray systems. The model was developed by considering the conservation of mass, momentum and energy of reacting gases. The particle dynamics was decoupled from the gas phase dynamics since the particle loading in the spray process is very low. The developed model was employed to investigate the influence of various design parameters on the coating quality of thermal spray process.

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