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Corrosion of Aluminium - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080444956, 9780080472362

Corrosion of Aluminium

1st Edition

Author: Christian Vargel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444956
eBook ISBN: 9780080472362
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 2nd October 2004
Page Count: 700
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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


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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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