Introduction to Thermal Spray Coatings (MA030453)

(10/27/2021-12/21/2021)

Course Memo

Thermal spray technology provides a cost-effective, functional surface solution for many applications requiring materials resistance to wear, heat, and corrosion. This introductory and practically-oriented class is intended to familiarize graduate students with an understanding of thermal spray processing science and front-line research topics, focusing on the latest development and innovations in the field. Students’ key learning objectives: Develop knowledge and specific hands-on skills in thermal spray processing of materials; Perform spraying of single- and multi-phase compositions, ceramics, metal-matrix, and functionally gradient materials; Carry out physical properties evaluations of sprayed deposits and assessing coating microstructural features using characterization methods and analysis tools.