The mechanical properties of ceramic coatings containing cerium oxide, prepared by the sol-gel method and used to protect Incoloy 800H against aggressive environments, are reported. Deformation and cracking behavior in oxidizing and sulfidizing environments has been investigated by constant-extension-rate tests. Extension rates were between 9.3×10−6 and 3.7×10−7 sec−1 at 823 <T<973 K. Under these conditions, cerium oxide sol-gel-coated specimens do not show any failure at extensions of 1.0% or more, but in hydrogen, sulfide failure is found at lower extensions than in air.
- Constant-extension-rate tests
- sol-gel method
- Incoloy 800H
- ceramic coatings