Evaluation of the creep of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy with coating and atmosphere controlling
The objective of this work was to evaluate the creep behavior of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy focusing on the determination of the experimental parameters related to the primary and secondary creep stages. Yttria (8 wt.%) stabilized zirconia (YSZ) with a CoNiCrAlY bond coat was atmospherically plasma sprayed on Ti-6Al-4V substrates. Constant load creep tests were conducted with Ti-6Al-4V alloy in air for coated and uncoated samples and in nitrogen atmosphere for uncoated samples at 500°C to evaluate the oxidation protection on creep of the Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Results indicated the creep resistance of the coated alloy was greater than uncoated in air, but nitrogen atmosphere was more efficient in oxidation protection.