Optimization for plasma spraying processes by numerical simulation

Takehiko Sato, Oleg P. Solonenko, Hideya Nishiyama

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Numerical simulation of plasma spraying processes from the injection of metallic particles to formation of the coating was conducted by integrating plasma thermofluid, and splat and coating formation models. The first model clarifies the electromagnetic thermofluid fields of a particle-laden plasma flow impinging onto the substrate, as well as the characteristics of the fine particles injected in the plasma flow. The second model clarifies the splat thickness and diameter of a particle using the melted particle impact velocity and temperature obtained by the first model. Furthermore, the optimal particle impact velocity and temperature were derived from the stable splat criterion given by the integrated model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-59
Number of pages6
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 22
EventProceedinggs of the 14th Symposium on Plasma Science for Marteri (SPSM-14) - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2001 Jun 132001 Jun 14


  • Coatings
  • Computer simulation
  • Electromagnetic field
  • Plasma processing and deposition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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