Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is used to model the Shock-wave Induced Spray Process (SISP). SISP utilizes the kinetic and thermal energy induced by a moving shock-wave to accelerate and heat powder particles, similar to Cold Gas-Dynamic Spraying (CGDS), where the particles impact the substrate and deform plastically to produce a coating. Individual powder particles reach the substrate at different velocities and temperatures depending on their location within the unsteady flow regime. The critical velocity correlated to particle impact temperature and a CFD model are used to predict whether a particle traveling within this unsteady flow regime will bond to the substrate upon impact or bounce off. This information is then used to predict if a coating can be formed under a specific set of spray conditions.

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