The Influence of Heat Treatment on Corrosion Resistance of PM Composite Materials Based on EN AW-AlCu4Mg1(A) Aluminium Alloy Reinforced with the Ti(C,N) Particles
Investigation results of the heat treatment effect on the corrosion resistance of the EN AW-AlCu4Mg1 (A) aluminium alloy base composite materials reinforced with the Ti(C,N) particles with varying volume fractions are presented. Examinations were made of the EN AW-Al Cu4Mg1(A) aluminum alloy, and also of the composite materials with the matrix from this aluminium alloy. It was found out, basing on own research, that corrosion wear after the corrosion tests of the composite materials with the addition of 5% of the Ti(C,N) particles is smaller compared to the pure aluminium alloy. Precipitation hardening causes improvement of the corrosion resistance of the investigated composite materials and - like in the state before the heat treatment, materials with 5% portion of the Ti(C,N) reinforcement ratio are characteristic of more advantageous features compared to the material without the reinforcement.
Duk Yong Yoon, Suk-Joong L. Kang, Kwang Yong Eun and Yong-Seog Kim
L. A. Dobrzański et al., "The Influence of Heat Treatment on Corrosion Resistance of PM Composite Materials Based on EN AW-AlCu4Mg1(A) Aluminium Alloy Reinforced with the Ti(C,N) Particles", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 534-536, pp. 845-848, 2007