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Keywords : potentiostatic measurements

A Comparative Corrosion Studies of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites Reinforced with nano (Al2O3 and SiC) Particles In Fao Water

Mohammed Saieed Waheed; Niveen J. Abdalkadir

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2015, Volume 33, Issue 4, Pages 723-732

In the present investigation, the static electrochemical corrosion behavior of nano (Al2O3)P and nano (SiC)P based aluminum in Fao water was compared. The nanocomposites were fabrication using liquid metallurgy technique. The effect of nanoparticulates weight percentage (5%, 15% and 25%) on the corrosion was studied. The results showed that the Al reinforced with nano (Al2O3) composites exhibited lower corrosion rates that the Al reinforced with nano (SiC)Pcomposites.
The corrosion rate was found to be increased by increasing of the weight percentage of the nanoparticles more than 5% nano (Al2O3)P composites exhibited the highest corrosion resistance among all the investigated nanocomposites.

Influence of Acidic and Salt Media on The Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum Matrix Composites Reinforced by Al2O3 Particles

Niven J.Abdal Kadir; Payman S.Ahmed; Saja Amer Abdul Majed

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2014, Volume 32, Issue 10, Pages 2351-2363

Corrosion behavior of pure Al and Al/ Al2O3 composite with five weight percent of Al2O3 particles (5,10,15,20 and 25) were investigated in 0.1M H2SO4 and 3.5 % NaCl solutions at room temperature. The composites were prepared by powder metallurgy and their corrosion behavior were evaluated by potentiostatic polarization and scan rate 3mV.sec-1.
It's observed that pure Al/Al2O3 composites exhibited excellent corrosion resistance in NaCl medium than in the H2SO4 media. The pure aluminum exhibited slightly superior corrosion resistance than the composites in NaCl medium but the composites had better corrosion resistance in H2SO4 medium.
Insulator Al2O3 particles are perceived to act as inert material and degrade the integrity of the protective oxide layer on the Al matrix.
Al/Al2O3 composites have lower corrosion rate than pure aluminum in 0.1 M H2SO4, but increasing of wt% of alumina led to increase the corrosion rate. While in 3.5% NaCl solution can be seen that corrosion rate of pure aluminum less than that for composites. Generlly, For certain material, the corrosion rate in salt medium less than in acidic medium.