Corrosion Properties of Aluminum Alloy Reinforced with Wood Particles

Peter Omoniyi*, Olatunji Abolusoro, Olalekan Olorunpomi, Tajudeen Ajiboye, Oluwasanmi Adewuyi, Olawale Aransiola, Esther Akinlabi

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The need for improved metallic materials in terms of physicomechanical, microstructure, and corrosion properties has necessitated the need to form metal matrix composites. This article adopted the stir casting procedure and used wood particles (WP) to reinforce aluminum alloy at different volume fractions. The corrosion properties of the aluminum matrix in 3.5% wt NaCl were characterized using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the potentiodynamic polarization curve, and open circuit potential. The corrosion results of the reinforced aluminum alloys was compared with the unreinforced alloy. The unreinforced sample showed improved resistance to corrosion compared to the reinforced aluminum alloy. All samples exhibited visible Pits on SEM observation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number189
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Composites Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2022
Externally publishedYes

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