This paper describes a simple and efficient method to identify Young's modulus
of thermally sprayed coatings. The mechanical method is based on the cantilever
beam test, without the use of a strain gauge, combined with a finite element
numerical modelling and optimization technique. The influence of coating roughness
was taken into account in this work. Several types of coatings were tested and
their Young's moduli were calculated. A sensibility analysis was also performed.