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INTERGRANULAR CORROSION OF 5086-H34 ALUMINUM

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1975
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Experiments were carried out in order to better characterize the intergranular corrosion process of 5086-H34 aluminum in sea water. Specimens were exposed at a constant potential in the range -0.75VSCE < corr < -0.83 Volts Saturated Calomel Electrode (VSCE). As a result, it was found that for a potential noble to -0.79VSCE intergranular corrosion indeed occurs. Under the same conditions 5052-H34 shows no intergranular attack. Since the major difference between these alloys is beta phase percent and distribution, this implies a minimum of this phase is required for intergranular corrosion to occur. Measurements of pH within simulated occluded cells were made in an attempt to obtain reasons for the observed -0.79VSCE threshold. The results of this did not point to any particular course which would explain this potential.
Title: INTERGRANULAR CORROSION OF 5086-H34 ALUMINUM.
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Name(s): DUNN, MICHAEL JOSEPH.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Hartt, William H., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 1975
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 41 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Experiments were carried out in order to better characterize the intergranular corrosion process of 5086-H34 aluminum in sea water. Specimens were exposed at a constant potential in the range -0.75VSCE < corr < -0.83 Volts Saturated Calomel Electrode (VSCE). As a result, it was found that for a potential noble to -0.79VSCE intergranular corrosion indeed occurs. Under the same conditions 5052-H34 shows no intergranular attack. Since the major difference between these alloys is beta phase percent and distribution, this implies a minimum of this phase is required for intergranular corrosion to occur. Measurements of pH within simulated occluded cells were made in an attempt to obtain reasons for the observed -0.79VSCE threshold. The results of this did not point to any particular course which would explain this potential.
Identifier: 13752 (digitool), FADT13752 (IID), fau:10583 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.E.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1975.
Subject(s): Aluminum--Corrosion
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