MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 307, 2020International Conference on Materials & Energy (ICOME’17 and ICOME’18)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||10 February 2020|
Protective Plasma Sprayed Coating forThermo-Sensitive Substrates
1 Energies and Sustainable Development Research Team, High School of Technology-Guelmim, Ibn Zohr University, Av. Abdou Maachar Al Balkhi B.P : 1317, 81000 Guelmim, Morocco.
2 Laboratory of Studies and Research on Wood (LERMAB), Institut Carnot, University of Lorraine, Nancy, France.
3 Laboratory of Sciences of Ceramic Processes and Surface Treatments, (SPCTS UMR 6638 CNRS), University of Limoges, Limoges, France
Plasma spray is one of the surface treatment techniques that consist on the deposition of a thin coating onto a targeted substrate. Coating is built up by successive accumulation of layered splats resulting from impact and solidification of molten particles into thin ‘‘splats’’ onto the substrate. The process of droplet impact, spreading and solidification is then a crucial process in coating formation. This technique may be also used for thermo-sensitive materials such as wood by applying a metallic coating for protective or decorative purposes. However, when applying a ceramic coating which provides a high protection against hot temperatures like fire, wood may be damaged because of the high temperature at which the ceramic molten particles arrive at the substrate. In this paper, a numerical simulation based on the Finite Elements Method is carried out in order to simulate the process of the first splat formation onto a wood substrate under traditional plasma spraying conditions. The computations are carried out on a fixed eulerian structured mesh using the level set method to track the interface between the molten particle and surrounding gas. The effects of operating conditions as well as the droplet characteristics that allow applying ceramic coating onto a wood substrate without any damage to this thermo-sensitive material are investigated.
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