Residual Stress Measurement of Suspension HVOF-Sprayed Alumina Coating via a Hole-Drilling Method

T. A. Owoseni, M. Bai, N. Curry, E. H. Lester, D. M. Grant, T. Hussain

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)
54 Downloads (Pure)


The nature and magnitude of residual stresses in thermal-sprayed coatings determine their lifetime and failure mechanisms. The residual stresses of suspension high-velocity oxy-fuel (SHVOF) thermal sprayed alumina (Al2O3) coating were measured with hole-drilling and x-ray diffraction. The coating is dense and consists of amorphous and two crystalline phases: alpha and gamma. The residual stresses measured by hole-drilling in the Al2O3 coating was − 162 MPa (compression) in the longitudinal direction and − 104 MPa (compression) in the transverse direction. This is due to the peening stress and the high substrate–coating CTE ratio of ~ 2.1. The nature of the residual stress through the coating is related to the microstructure build-up shown from the cross section and the fracture surfaces of the coating.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1339-1350
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Thermal Spray Technology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article's Creative Commons licence, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article's Creative Commons licence and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this licence, visit


  • alumina
  • hole-drilling
  • residual stress
  • thermal-spray coating


Dive into the research topics of 'Residual Stress Measurement of Suspension HVOF-Sprayed Alumina Coating via a Hole-Drilling Method'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this