The use of thin layer activation to study the adhesion of protective surface layersFunded under: JRC-ADVMAT 2C
This paper gives a general introduction on spallation by thermal cycling and outlines the principle of thin layer activation and its intrinsic properties. The practical use of thin layer activation to study spallation of protective surface layers by thermal cycling, as developed within the Institute for Advanced Materials of the JRC, is discussed. As an illustration the ongoing research on spallation of advanced thermal barrier coatings is also presented. It is shown that due to its intrinsic properties, thin layer activation can contribute to a greater scientific understanding of material degradation by thermal cycling and it can aid in a more reliable assessment of the service lives of technical components.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EURADH 94, Mulhouse (FR), September 12-15, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38511 ORA
Record Number: 199411168 / Last updated on: 1994-11-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en