in: Supplemental Proceedings: Materials Processing and Interfaces, Volume 1, TMS, Editor, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, Nj, Usa, New Jersey, pp.35-39, 2012
Aluminum alloys have been used in industries for years because of light weight. But these
materials have some disadvantages like low mechanical properties. For increasing of the
mechanical properties of aluminum alloys can be coated with hard ceramics. In this study, T6
heat treated 6063 aluminum alloy were coated with %8 Y-PSZ powders by plasma spraying
method. Subsequently, creep properties of the uncoated and coated samples were investigated.
Temperature dependent creep tests were carried out at 100, 125, 150°C temperatures and at
170 MPa stress conditions. Stress dependent creep tests were carried out at 120, 145, 170
MPa stresses and at 100°C temperature conditions. The creep results of the uncoated and
coated samples were discussed and compared.