Jet engine components need protective coatings to function against both high-temperature and environmental effects. Ingested calcium–magnesium–aluminosilicates (CMAS) dust particulates are extremely detrimental to the life of the coatings. However, many methods exist to investigate the infiltration of CMAS into these coatings with each method exploring a different aspect of the degradation process. To probe the overlap in these methods, this study focuses on the effect of grain size, areal density, and aspect ratio on the infiltration of CMAS into yttria stabilized zirconia. The infiltration depths ranged from 6 up to 85 µm depending on the test conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry