Sheela, G. and Pushpavanam, M. (2006) Corrosion behaviour of electrochemically joined aluminium and titanium. Indian surface finishing, 3 (3-4). pp. 333-344. ISSN 0972-9364

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Two dissimilar metals, viz. aluminum and titanium, were joined electrochemically by heavy nickel deposition. Potential-time behavior, Tafel extrapolation method and galvanic coupling experiments were conducted to study the corrosion behavior of the three individual metals in 5% aqueous sodium chloride acidified with acetic acid, alone and in combination. The systems behi;wed differently in simple immersion test and on coupling with each other. In simple immersion test, nickel and titanium were nobler to aluminum. Coupling of aluminum and nickel (bi-metallic) resulted in dissolution of both metals, the rate of nickel being lower. Potentiodynamic polarization experiments showed that the aluminum-titanium bimetallic system has higher corrosion rate than aluminum-nickel or titanium-nickel. Aluminum exhibits pitting type corrosion when coupled to nickel. Experiments with electroplated specimens and SEM analysis confirmed that in aluminum nickel couple both metals corrode, the corrosion of nickel being considerably lower. Formation of elemental nickel on aluminum surface also confirmed the above result.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Electrochemical joining; corrosion current; galvanic couple; polarization technique
Subjects: Industrial Metal Finishing
Corrosion Science and Engineering
Depositing User: ttbdu cecri
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2012 17:11
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2012 17:11

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