A numerical study of effective parameters for the retention of a boron carbide particle in an aluminum substrate including a pore in Al/B4C reinforced particle aluminum matrix composite coatings

  • Author / Creator
    Manafi Farid, Hannaneh
  • This study explores the role of porosity on the impact deposition of a ceramic reinforced metal-matrix (i.e., Al/B4C) composite coating fabricated via cold spraying.
    The Johnson-Holmquist-Beissel constitutive law and the modified Gurson-Tvergaard-Needleman model were used to describe the high strain-rate behavior of the boron carbide and
    the aluminum metal matrix during impact deposition, respectively. Within a finite element model framework, the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian technique is implemented to explore the roles of reinforcement particle size and velocity, and pore size and depth on particle retention by examining the post-impact crater morphology, penetration depth, and localized plastic deformation of the aluminum substrate. Results reveal that some degree of matrix porosity may improve particle retention. In particular, porosity near the surface facilitates particle retention at lower impact velocities, while kinetic energy dominates particle retention at higher deposition velocities. Altogether, these results provide insights into the effect of deposition variables (i.e., particle size, impact velocity, pore size, and pore depth) on particle retention that improves coating quality.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2023
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    Master of Science
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