The effect of high frequency pulse detonation (HFPD) and HVOF thermally sprayed WC-Co coatings on the high cycle fatigue (HCF) behavior of 2024-T4 aluminum was investigated. The fatigue life distributions of specimens in the polished and coated conditions are presented as a function of the probability of failure. The monotonic and cyclic deformation behaviors of the as-received and as-coated specimens were investigated. The conclusions show that, (i) the HFPD sprayed specimens exhibited slightly higher fatigue lives compared to the uncoated specimens, (ii) the HVOF sprayed specimens exhibited significantly higher fatigue lives compared to the uncoated specimens, and (iii) the as-coated specimen was cyclically stable.
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