The Science and Engineering of Thermal Spray Coatings / Edition 2

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Thermal spraying has become the most versatile coating method in materials engineering. This text describes the state of the art of this technology in a logical way: starting from the feedstock used to spray and the methods of manufacturing, up to the present and potential future industrial applications of sprayed coatings. The book, based on the successful first edition published in 1995, describes new topics in thermal spray technology such as nanostructured deposits, the cold spray method, advanced mathematical methods of process modelling, and many others. This entirely rewritten new edition also covers the advanced methods of coatings characterization and their different mechanical, electrical, physical and chemical properties.

Coverage includes: Methods of powder manufacturing including emerging methods of high temperature synthesis, their characterization and the problems related to the transport and injection of a powder into a jet or flame. The technical basis of the coating preparation processes, including pre-spray treatment of a substrate with the methods of surface activation by sand blasting, laser ablation and water jet and the methods of masking the selected areas of the coated surface. The physics and chemistry of thermal spraying and the metallurgy of coating formation as well as a discussion on coating build-up from the individual particles. The methods of coatings characterization such as advanced microstructural investigations including scanning electron microscope; X-ray diffraction; transmission electron microscope; mercury intrusion porosimetry, etc. Application of coatings in numerous industrial sectors such as aeronautics, automobiles, chemicals andmechanical engineering, including the status of research of emerging applications in electronic and energy generation sectors.

This book is addressed to graduate and PhD students wishing to familiarize themselves with thermal spraying. Professionals working in the area will find it useful as a reminder of the scientific fundamentals of the deposition process, whilst academic and industrial researchers will find up-to-date information on the most important research areas of this rapidly growing field.

About the Author:
Lech Pawlowski Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Lille, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France

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A comprehensive description of the technology of thermal spraying as used in academic research and industrial production. Begins with discussions of manufacturing and testing the powder and pre- spray treatment, then details the most important techniques currently being used and still under development, and finally outlines post-spraying treatments such as mechanical finishing, high pressure and temperature treatment, and laser treatment. Considers such aspects as the physics of thermal spraying, heating the solid particles in the flames, problems related to coatings build up, the microstructure testing of mechanical and physical properties, processing parameters, and applications in such industries as aeronautics, printing, and electronics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471490494
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/20/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acronyms, Abbreviations and Symbols

1 Materials Used for Spraying 1

2 Pre-Spray Treatment 53

3 Thermal Spraying Techniques 67

4 Post-Spray Treatment 115

5 Physics and Chemistry of Thermal Spraying 167

6 Coating Build-Up 221

7 Methods of Coatings' Characterization 291

8 Properties of Coatings 383

9 Applications of Coatings 543

Index 597

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