Effect of Different Media on the Corrosion Behavior and Some Mechanical Properties of Al-Zn-Mg Alloy
AbstractThis work investigates the effect of different media (0.1N of NaOH, H2SO4
and NaCl solution) on the polarization behavior of Al-Zn-Mg alloy and calculates
some of the corrosion parameters such as corrosion potential (Ecorr) and current
density (icorr), cathodic and anodic Tafel slopes (bc & ba), and the polarization
resistance (Rp) .
The results of the polarization resistance indicates that Al-Zn-Mg alloy have
resistance in slat solution higher than that observed in acidic and basic solution
Also some of the mechanical properties like the hardness and wear were
measured. The results for hardness showed that the untreated alloy in the
experimental solutions had higher hardness than those which are treated in salt,
acidic , and basic solutions respectively .
While the results for the rate of wear at different sliding speeds showed that the
rate of wear for the samples that treated in basic solution higher than those for
samples which are treated in the acidic and salt solutions . Also the same results
were get when measure the rate of wear with different applying loads.
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