Corrosion Properties of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Ceramic Coatings on an A356 Alloy Tested in an Ethanol-Gasoline Fuel (E85) Medium

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Ceramic oxide coatings were prepared on an aluminum A356 alloy by a plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) technique under unipolar, bipolar and duplex unipolar/bipolar current modes. Cross-sectional morphologies of the coatings were studied using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The corrosion behavior of the coated and uncoated samples was evaluated in ethanol-gasoline E85 fuels through potentiodynamic polarization and zero resistance ammeter (ZRA) testing methods. The results indicated that all the coatings had a better corrosion resistance compared to the uncoated substrate. The unipolar current mode created the PEO coating with a thicker coating microstructure and thus a better corrosion resistance, compared to a bipolar current mode. The duplex treatments of unipolar/bipolar or bipolar/unipolar current modes produced the best performance of the coatings against galvanic corrosions caused by a steel/Al coupling in the E85 fuel medium.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 282-283)

Edited by:

Helen Zhang and David Jin

Pages:

774-778

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.282-283.774

Citation:

Z. J. Peng et al., "Corrosion Properties of Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation Ceramic Coatings on an A356 Alloy Tested in an Ethanol-Gasoline Fuel (E85) Medium", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 282-283, pp. 774-778, 2011

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July 2011

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