Thermal response of plasma sprayed tungsten coating to high heat flux

X. Liu, L. Yang, S. Tamura, K. Tokunaga, N. Yoshida, N. Noda, Z. Xu

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In order to investigate the thermal response of tungsten coating on carbon and copper substrates by vacuum plasma spray (VPS) or inert gas plasma spray (IPS), annealing and cyclic heat load experiments of these coatings were conducted. It is indicated that the multi-layered tungsten and rhenium interface of VPS-W/CFC failed to act as a diffusion barrier at elevated temperature and tungsten carbides were developed after 1h incubation time when annealing temperature was higher than 1600°C. IPS-W/Cu and W/C without an intermediate bonding layer were failed by the detachment of the tungsten coating at 900 and 1200°C annealing for several hours, respectively. Cyclic heat load of electron beam with 35 MW/m2 and 3-s pulse duration indicated that IPS-W/Cu samples failed with local detachment of the tungsten coating within 200 cycles and IPS-W/C showed local cracks by 300 cycles, but VPS-W/CFC withstood 1000 cycles without visible damages. However, crack creation and propagation in VPS-W/CFC were also observed under higher heat load.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-349
Number of pages9
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering


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