Effects of Ti-1023 Anodized Coating on Corrosion Behavior of Ti-1023/30CrMnSiA and Ti-1023/LY12 Galvanic Couples
Galvanic properties were evaluated on bare and anodized Ti-1023 titanium alloy which coupled to Ni-electroplated, Zn-electroplated, Cd-electroplated 30CrMnSiA and anodized LY12, respectively. Corrosion properties including open circuit potential (Eoc) of each material, galvanic corrosion potential (Eg), and corrosion current (Ig) of the couples were monitored in conjunction with a Model 263A potentiostat system. Corrosion current density (Īg) and average value of corrosion potential (Ēg) were calculated from Ig-time and Eg-time curves, respectively. Corrosion morphology was observed on a optical microscope (OM) and corrosion mechanisms were analyzed and discussed. The corrosion resistance of Ti-1023/LY12 couple was significantly improved by Ti-1023 anodized coating. However, the coating accelerated the dissolve of the three electroplated coatings in the other galvanic couples, resulting in a heavy corrosion attack on 30CrMnSiA steel.
Yafang Han et al.
J. H. Liu et al., "Effects of Ti-1023 Anodized Coating on Corrosion Behavior of Ti-1023/30CrMnSiA and Ti-1023/LY12 Galvanic Couples", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 546-549, pp. 1821-1826, 2007