Effect of deep sea environment on corrosion of some aluminum alloys

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    The factors which affect the corrosion behaviour of materials in the deep sea environment are studied in this work. The corrosion behaviour of three aluminum alloys were examined in simulated deep sea conditions. The test results indicated that the pitting corrosion resistance of aluminum alloys decreased as depth increased, but the effect depended much on the alloy. The deterioration in corrosion resistance is caused by the changes in the chemical composition of the sea water and the hydrostatic pressure.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Number of pages38
    ISBN (Print)951-38-3835-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesValtion teknillinen tutkimuskeskus. Tutkimuksia - Research Reports


    • corrosion
    • sea water corrosion
    • corrosion environments
    • pitting
    • aluminum alloys
    • chemical composition
    • hydrostatic pressure
    • corrosion resistance
    • corrosion tests


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