Computational simulation of cold spray process assisted by electrostatic force

Hidemasa Takana, Kazuhiro Ogawa, Tetsuo Shoji, Hideya Nishiyama

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The integrated model of compressible thermofluid, splat formation and coating formation for the cold spray process has been established. In-flight behavior of nano-micro particles and the interaction between the shock wave and the particles in a supersonic jet flow impinging onto the substrate and further effect of electrostatic force on the particle acceleration are clarified in detail by carrying out a real-time computational simulation. The optimal particle diameters for an impinging particle velocity exceeding critical velocity exist. Particles with the diameter of submicron interact with shock wave and particles are decelerated prior to the impact. However, the particles can be accelerated considerably by utilizing electrostatic forces even in the presence of unavoidable shock waves. Finally, based on the integrated model, the coating thickness in an electrostatic assisted cold spray process is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)116-123
Number of pages8
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 1


  • Cold spray process
  • Electrostatic force
  • Nano/micro particle
  • Shock wave

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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