Cold spray is a relatively recent spray coating technology in which metal or alloy particles are plastically deformed by the kinetic energy of the particles accelerated in a supersonic gas flow through a convergent-divergent nozzle before hitting the substrate. The particle velocity at impact onto the substrate is a key factor in determining the characteristics of the cold spray deposit. Therefore, various studies have been carried out on particle acceleration with the aim of obtaining faster cold spray particle velocities. Mathematical modeling has also been carried out on spherical particle acceleration in a supersonic gas flow in a Laval nozzle. To understand better how a non-spherical particle behaves in a supersonic gas flow, experiments were carried out on the effect of morphology on particle acceleration in cold spray. Two types of powder morphology were used for the experiment, one was spherical and the other was angular and jagged. The particle size distributions were almost the same. In-flight particle velocities of the spherical and angular particles were measured with a DPV-2000. It was found that the particle morphology greatly influenced the in-flight particle velocity and deposit efficiency.

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