Atmospheric pitting corrosion of aircraft aluminium alloys

Wythe, A, Salagaras, M, Knight, S, McAdam, G and Trueman, A 2009, 'Atmospheric pitting corrosion of aircraft aluminium alloys', in Wesley Fawaz (ed.) The management of infrastructure deterioration, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 15-18 November, pp. 1-11.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title Atmospheric pitting corrosion of aircraft aluminium alloys
Author(s) Wythe, A
Salagaras, M
Knight, S
McAdam, G
Trueman, A
Year 2009
Conference name Corrosion and Prevention 2009
Conference location Coffs Harbour, Australia
Conference dates 15-18 November
Proceedings title The management of infrastructure deterioration
Editor(s) Wesley Fawaz
Publisher Australasian Corrosion Association
Place of publication Blackburn, Victoria, Australia
Start page 1
End page 11
Total pages 11
Abstract Aircraft aluminium alloys tend to be engineered to maximise their mechanical properties and therefore have an increased susceptibility to localised corrosion. The Australian Defense Force (ADF) have witnessed numerous occurrences of localised corrosion on aluminium alloys that have in some cases reduced structural integrity of the aircraft and in most cases lead to costly repair. The initiation and growth of pitting corrosion on aircraft exposed to atmospheric conditions is not fully understood due to the majority of pervious work concentrating on immersed experiments.
Subjects Aerospace Materials
Metals and Alloy Materials
Keyword(s) aluminium
pitting corrosion
atmospheric corrosion
AA7050
relative humidity
ISSN 1442-0139
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