Thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) provide effective thermal barrier to the components of gas turbine engines by allowing higher operating temperatures and reduced cooling requirements. Plasma spraying, electron-beam physical vapor deposition, and solution precursor plasma spray techniques are generally used to apply the TBCs on the metallic substrates. The present article addresses the TBCs formed by different processing techniques, as well as the possibility of new ceramic, glass-ceramic, and composite materials as TBCs. Promising bond coat materials for a TBC system have been also stated.
Part of the book: Advanced Ceramic Processing