Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Thermal Spray Technology


Lead Editor

1Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

2Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China

3Universite de Technologie Belfort-Montbeliard (UTBM), Belfort, France

4Northwestern Polytechnical University, Shaanxi, China

5Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic

Thermal Spray Technology


Thermal spray is a surface modification technique where solid, semimolten, or molten feedstock powders from metals to ceramics are propelled towards and deposit onto the target surface to form the coating. So far, a variety of thermal spray processes (e.g., HOVF, plasma spray, flame spray, wire arc spray, and cold spray) have been developed and widely applied in a broad range of industries including aerospace, automatic, energy, medical, and marine industries. The thermal sprayed coatings provide effective protection against high temperature, corrosion, erosion, oxidation, wear, chemicals, bacteria, and so on. Particularly, certain thermal spray processes can be utilized as an additive manufacturing technique to fabricate standing-free parts or restore damaged components. Given the aforementioned advantages and great potentials, investigations regarding thermal spray processes are always a focal subject and attracting great attentions from both scientific and industrial communities.

The objective of this special issue is to provide contributions from a variety of topics relating to the fundamental study and application of thermal spray technology and to highlight the most recent advances in all related subjects. We encourage the submissions of original research articles and review papers on this subject.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • HOVF, plasma spray, flame spray, wire arc spray, and cold spray
  • Powder technology
  • Gas flow, particle motion, and heat transfer
  • Stress and strain analysis
  • Coating deposition mechanism
  • Single particle deposition and solidification upon impact
  • Coating mechanical and thermal properties
  • Coating microstructures and phase transformation
  • Functional coatings
  • Torch design and optimization
  • New thermal spray technology
  • Robotic programming and kinematic analysis
  • Torch trajectory definition and optimization
  • Novel applications of thermal spray coating
  • Mathematical and theoretical analysis on related subjects
  • Finite Element Analysis on related subjects
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling on related subjects


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8654764
  • - Editorial

Thermal Spray Technology

Shuo Yin | Jan Cizek | ... | Hanlin Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1403521
  • - Research Article

Oxidation Resistance and Modification Reaction Mechanism of Al Coating Sprayed on Pure Ti Substrate

Qianqian Jia | Deyuan Li | ... | Wenzhen Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8697056
  • - Research Article

Automatic Robot Trajectory for Thermal-Sprayed Complex Surfaces

Dandan Fang | You Zheng | ... | Cunnian Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7867302
  • - Research Article

Ni-Ti Shape Memory Alloy Coatings for Structural Applications: Optimization of HVOF Spraying Parameters

Carmen De Crescenzo | Despina Karatza | ... | Theodore E. Matikas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2804576
  • - Review Article

Cold-Sprayed Metal Coatings with Nanostructure

Shuo Yin | Chaoyue Chen | ... | Rocco Lupoi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3215340
  • - Research Article

Cold-Sprayed Aluminum-Silica Composite Coatings Enhance Antiwear/Anticorrosion Performances of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy

Lijia Fang | Yuting Xu | ... | Hua Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4050175
  • - Research Article

Deposition of Coating to Protect Waste Water Reservoir in Acidic Solution by Arc Thermal Spray Process

Han-Seung Lee | Jin-ho Park | ... | Mohamed A. Ismail
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9532394
  • - Research Article

Predictive Analysis for the Thermal Diffusion of the Plasma-Assisted Machining of Superalloy Inconel-718 Based on Exponential Smoothing

Chen Shao-Hsien | Kun-Tan Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8979678
  • - Research Article

Microstructure and Wear Resistance of TIG Remelted NiCrBSi Thick Coatings

Guo-lu Li | Ya-long Li | ... | Xiu-kai Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2084363
  • - Research Article

The Influence of Anode Inner Contour on Atmospheric DC Plasma Spraying Process

Kui Wen | Min Liu | ... | Changguang Deng
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