Investigation of time-dependent corrosion behavior of Sr-modified AlSi12 alloy

Duygun I. K. , Hapçı Ağaoğlu G. , Orhan G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, cilt.111, ss.339-346, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 111
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3139/146.111882
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.339-346


The effect of Sr addition on the microstructure and time-dependent corrosion properties of the AlSi12 eutectic alloy was investigated. The modified alloy contained 90 +/- 3 ppm Sr. The microstructural differences in the eutectic structure of AlSi12 alloys were assessed in terms of the Si particle size and alpha-Al volume fraction. The unmodified and Sr-modified alloys were immersed for 1, 24, 72 and 120 h in 3.5 wt.% NaCl. Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and potentiodynamic polarization techniques were performed to analyze the corrosion characteristics of the alloys. Sr addition led to a decrease in the Si particle size, and the formation of long dendritic alpha-Al. It was found that the presence of Sr resulted in more stable corrosion behavior up to 24 h. The deterioration of the corrosion behavior of Sr-modified alloy was observed with the further increase of immersion time.