Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Abstract

Aluminum generally has excellent resistance to corrosion and gives years of maintenance-free service in natural atmospheres, fresh waters, seawater, many soils and chemicals, and most foods. This chapter explains why aluminum and aluminum alloys are naturally resistant to corrosion and describes the conditions and circumstances under which their natural defenses break down. It discusses the causes and forms of corrosion observed in aluminum alloys and the effect of composition, microstructure, processing history, and environmental variables such as impurities, fluid flow, surface area, pressure, and temperature.

You do not currently have access to this chapter.
Don't already have an account? Register

Understanding the Corrosion Behavior of Aluminum, Corrosion of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys, Edited By J.R. Davis, ASM International, 1999, p 25–43, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.caaa.t67870025

Download citation file:


Close
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal