The PAS method was used to produce W-ZrC and W-HfC composite powder, and the LVPS process technologies were used to create W composite coating layers. In addition, the mechanical properties, high-temperature resistance, and ablation characteristics of the W composite coatings were compared and analyzed for different types of carbides. For comparison and analysis, Vickers hardness, porosity, and adhesive strength were measured, and plasma torch tests were conducted. The use of the LVPS technologies led to successful production of W composite coatings (W-HfC; W-ZrC), approximately 1,000 μm or above in thickness. ZrC particles were observed in the layers of W-ZrC coating. The porosity was 3.59 % in W-HfC and 7.74 % in W-ZrC, indicating the W-HfC coating had a better pore quality than W-ZrC. Vickers hardness was approximately 120Hv higher in W-ZrC than in W-HfC due to the presence of ZrC particles in the W-ZrC coating. Adhesive strength was found to be nearly identical in both coatings. Results of the evaluation of high thermal resistance characteristics of the W composite coating materials showed that W-ZrC coating performed better in resisting high thermal conditions than W-HfC coating, due to the strengthening effects of ZrC particles in the layers and the generation of ZrO2 phase with high levels of stability in high temperatures.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.