DOI: 10.1115/1.4034259
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Abstract: Finite element simulations based on an interface cohesive zone model (CZM) have been developed to mimic the interfacial cracking behavior between the α−Al2O3 thermally grown oxide (TGO) and the aluminum-rich Pt–Al metallic bond coat (BC) during cooling from high temperature to ambient temperature. A two-dimensional half-periodic sinusoidal geometry corresponding to interface undulation is modeled. The effects of TGO thickness and interface asperity on the stress distribution and the cracking behavior are exami…

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