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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The influence of macrosegregation and dendritic arm spacings variation on corrosion resistance of the Al-4.5wt% Cu alloy
Author: Osorio, WR
Garcia, LR
Peixoto, LC
Garcia, A
Abstract: The purpose of this work was to evaluate the electrochemical behavior of an Al-4.5wt% Cu alloyl solidified under unsteady-state heat flow conditions. This evaluation was carried out through the analysis of both potentiodynamic polarization curves and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) tests in a 0.5 M NaCl solution at 25 degrees C. The experimental segregation profile obtained in the solidification experiment was characterized by positive and negative copper content regions at the bottom and the top of the casting, respectively. Likewise, in conventional foundry practice, in a same casting both positive and negative copper segregation regions may occur. Such casting can exhibit different corrosion responses at different locations. The influences of solute redistribution during solidification, the magnitude of dendritic spacing and hence of the Al-rich phase and of Al(2)Cu particles distribution along the casting on the corrosion resistance, were examined in samples collected along the casting length. The corrosion rate and impedance parameters (obtained from an equivalent circuit analysis) are also discussed.
Subject: Positive and negative macrosegregation
Al-4.5wt% Cu Alloy
corrosion resistance and electrochemical behavior
Country: Brasil
Editor: Univ Fed Rio De Janeiro, Lab Hidrogenio
Citation: Materia-rio De Janeiro. Univ Fed Rio De Janeiro, Lab Hidrogenio, v. 13, n. 3, n. 542, n. 552, 2008.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/S1517-70762008000300013
Date Issue: 2008
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