Corrosion of Aluminium

Corrosion of Aluminium

1st Edition - October 2, 2004

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  • Author: Christian Vargel
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444956
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472362

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Corrosion of Aluminium highlights the practical and general aspects of the corrosion of aluminium alloys with many illustrations and references. In addition to that, the first chapter allows the reader who is not very familiar with aluminium to understand the metallurgical, chemical and physical features of the aluminium alloys. The author Christian Vargel, has adopted a practitioner approach, based on the expertise and experience gained from a 40 year career in aluminium corrosion This approach is most suitable for assessing the corrosion resistance of aluminium- an assessment which is one of the main conditions for the development of many uses of aluminium in transport, construction, power transmission etc.

Key Features

  • 600 bibliographic references provide a comprehensive guide to over 100 years of related study
  • Providing practical applications to the reader across many industries
  • Accessible to both the beginner and the expert


Engineers/technicians in the aluminium transformer industry; Students and professors studying materials science, mechanical engineering and structural engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Historical reviews

    2. Physical properties

    3. Advantages of aluminium

    4. Alloys series of aluminium

    5. Cast aluminium alloys

    6. Wrought aluminium alloys

    7. Selection criteria

    8. The corrosion of aluminium

    9. Notion of potential

    10. Oxide film and passivity

    11. Disturbed surface

    12. Influence of composition

    13. Uniform corrosion

    14. Pitting corrosion

    15. Intergranular corrosion

    16. Exfoliation corrosion

    17. Stress corrosion

    18. Fatigue corrosion

    19. Filiform corrosion

    20. Crevice corrosion

    21. Fretting corrosion

    22. Waterline corrosion

    23. Erosion cavitation

    24. Microbiologically corrosion

    25. Galvanic corrosion

    26. Corrosion products

    27. Parameters

    28. Corrosion testing

    29. Protection of aluminium

    30. Grades series 1XXX

    31. 2XXX series alloys

    32. 3XXX Serie alloys

    33. 5XXX Series alloys

    34. 6XXX Series alloys

    35. 7XXX Series without copper

    36. 7XXX Series with copper

    37. Aluminium-lithium alloys

    38. Aluminium-casting alloy

    39. Atmospheric corrosion

    40. Parameters

    41. Types of atmospheres

    42. Forms of corrosion

    43. Resistance of aluminium

    44. Corrosion in water

    45. Corrosion in freshwater

    46. Corrosion in seawater

    47. Corrosion in brackish waters

    48. Oxides and peroxides

    49. Hydrogen, nitrogen

    50. Metalloids and halides

    51. Inorganic bases

    52. Inorganic acids

    53. Inorganic Salts

    54. Hydrocarbons

    55. Halogen derivatives

    56. Alcohols, ethers, thiols

    57. Amines

    58. Aldehydes and ketones

    59. Carboxylic acids

    60. Other organic products

    61. Corrosion in Soil

    62. Effect of stray currents

    63. Fertilizers and Herbicides

    64. Construction Materials

    65. Food industry

    66. Cleaning of aluminium

    67. Behavior in fire

    68. Dangerous products

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2004
  • Published: October 2, 2004
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444956
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472362

About the Author

Christian Vargel

Christian Vargel has over 50 years’ experience in the corrosion and metallurgy of aluminium. He was chief engineer at Pechiney which was the European leader of wrought, extruded and cast aluminium products – where he primarily focused on corrosion of aluminium alloys, from a practical perspective. He surveyed and appraised numerous cases of in-service aluminium corrosion: building, transport, territory equipment, electrical and applications, and renewable energies such as solar, desalination and OTEC.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Engineer, Pechiney, Consulting Engineer on Corrosion of Aluminium

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