By Christian Vargel
This booklet highlights the sensible and common features of the corrosion of aluminium alloys with many illustrations and references. as well as that, the 1st bankruptcy permits the reader who's now not very accustomed to aluminium to appreciate the metallurgical, chemical and actual beneficial properties of the aluminium alloys. the writer Christian Vargel, has followed a practitioner strategy, in accordance with the services and event received from a forty 12 months profession in aluminium corrosion This method is most fitted for assessing the corrosion resistance of aluminium- an evaluate that is one of many major stipulations for the advance of many makes use of of aluminium in shipping, development, strength transmission and so forth. * six hundred bibliographic references offer a finished advisor to over a hundred years of comparable learn * supplying useful functions to the reader throughout many industries * obtainable to either the newbie and the specialist
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This also applies to the field of transport and many other applications. The Advantages of Aluminium – – 13 Maintenance is minimal, even when no extra protection (painting, anodising) is provided. When aluminium is painted, replacement of the paint is less frequent and less urgent because the underlying metal generally has good resistance to corrosion. 6). Appearance is preserved longer, because of the very good resistance to corrosion. This has become a strong sales argument, especially for applications where the user wishes to maintain a good surface appearance at the lowest possible cost.
4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 1. 2. 2. 3. The Classification of Aluminium Alloys References 599 601 601 PRODUCTS THAT MAY BE DANGEROUS IN CONTACT WITH ALUMINIUM 603 General References 607 Glossary 609 Index 617 Part A Aluminium and Its Alloys This page is intentionally left blank It was the chemist Louis Guyton de Morveau (1736 – 1816), a co-worker of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier (1743 – 1794), who coined the word “alumine” for one of the sulphates contained in alum. “Alumine” is derived from the Latin word alumen, which is said to have been used for potassium alum KAl(SO4)2·12H2O during Roman period.
They are divided into two categories: – – copper-containing alloys, which are used only in the automotive industry. They are beyond the scope of this book. Due to their high copper content, their resistance to corrosion is rather low; alloys without copper: † † † † 44100 44100 42200 43300 (A-S13), formerly called Alpax, (A-S7G03), (A-S7G06), (A-S10G). These alloys have many applications as structural components in mechanical engineering, in electrical industry and automotive industry. Alloys that contain magnesium are age-hardenable alloys.
CORROSION OF ALUMINIUM by Christian Vargel