Review of Modeling of Liquid Precursor Droplets and Particles Injected into Plasmas and High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) Flame Jets for Thermal Spray Deposition Applications
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Therm. Spray Technol.
HVOF coatings; HVOF process; plasma spray forming; spray deposition; TS; coating process; WC-CO COATINGS; BARRIER COATINGS; 3-DIMENSIONAL SIMULATION; MASS-TRANSFER; GAS-FLOW; PYROLYSIS; BEHAVIOR; DYNAMICS; HEAT; OPTIMIZATION; Materials Science, Coatings & Films
This article presents a review of the current state-of-the-art in modeling of liquid chemical precursor droplets and particles injected into high-temperature jets in the form of DC-arc plasmas and high-velocity oxy-fuel flames to form coatings. Conventional thermal spray processes have typically utilized powders that are melted and deposited as a coating on hardware surfaces. However, production of coatings utilizing liquid precursors has emerged in the last decade as a viable alternative to powder deposition. Use of liquid precursors has advantages over powder in terms of their relative ease of feeding and tailoring of chemical compositions. In this article, we review the modeling approaches to injection of liquid precursors and particles into plasmas and high-velocity oxy-fuel flames. Modeling approaches for the high-temperature DC-arc plasma and oxy-fuel flame jets are first reviewed. This is followed by the liquid spray and droplet level models of the liquid precursors injected into these high-temperature jets. The various knowledge gaps in detailed modeling are identified and possible research directions are suggested in certain areas.
Journal of Thermal Spray Technology
"Review of Modeling of Liquid Precursor Droplets and Particles Injected into Plasmas and High-Velocity Oxy-Fuel (HVOF) Flame Jets for Thermal Spray Deposition Applications" (2009). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1393.