This paper reports morphological study of coatings microstructure performed on two selected reference abradable materials: AlSi-hBN and NiCrAl-Bentonite. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) was used to obtain adequate micrographs for analysis. The porosity and non-metal particles morphology was assimilated to elliptical inclusions within the metallic matrix. Accordingly, they were described by means of three different geometrical parameters related to the shape, size and orientation distribution, allowing additional statistical analysis on the coatings.

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