ISSN: 1003-6326
CN: 43-1239/TG

Vol. 29    No. 9    September 2019

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Through-thickness inhomogeneity of precipitate distribution and pitting corrosion behavior of Al-Li alloy thick plate
Kuo ZHAO, Jian-hua LIU, Mei YU, Song-mei LI
(School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China)
Abstract: The thorough-thickness inhomogeneity of precipitate distribution and pitting corrosion behavior of 95 mm-thick 2297 Al-Li alloy rolled plate was investigated using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and electrochemistry method. Precipitate distribution and pit size were statistically analyzed to obtain quantitative information and corresponding correlation. The population density and the size fraction of precipitate on different sections in the thick plate are ranked from high to low in the following order: quarter-section (QS) > surface section (SS) > mid-section (MS). After 300 min potentiostatic polarization, the number and the total volume of pits are ranked from high to low as QS>SS>MS, indicating a higher pitting susceptibility of the plate in QS with more precipitates. The through-thickness inhomogeneity of pitting corrosion in 2297 Al-Li alloy thick plate is mainly ascribed to inhomogeneous precipitate distribution.
Key words: Al-Li alloy; pitting corrosion; precipitate; electrochemical behavior
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