The fracture behavior of polymer coatings fabricated by low temperature high velocity air fuel (LTHVAF) spray was investigated. It was shown that the coatings were dense and had a mean bonding strength of 13.5 MPa. During the tensile stress process, the fracture occurred in the interior of the coatings, which indicates that the cohesive strength within coatings is less than the bonding strength between the coatings and substrate. A significant amount of crazing and honeycombed holes existed in the fracture surface. Under a tensile stress, cracks initiated at porous defects in the coatings. Dispersed particles interrupted the crack expansion, and caused a change in direction of crack propagation.

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