Description

Magnesium (Mg) alloys are receiving increasing attention due to their abundance, light weight, castability, formability, mechanical properties and corrosion performance. By selecting the appropriate combination of materials, coatings and surface modifications, their corrosion resistance can be greatly enhanced. Corrosion prevention of magnesium alloys is a comprehensive guide to the effective prevention of corrosion in these important light metals.

Part one discusses alloying, inhibition and prevention strategies for magnesium alloys as well as corrosion and prevention principles. Part two reviews surface treatment and conversion. Beginning with an overview of surface cleaning and pre-conditioning, the book goes on to discuss the use of surface processing and alloying, laser treatments, chemical conversion and electrochemical anodization to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys. Coatings are then the focus of part three, including varied plating techniques, cold spray coatings, gel and electroless electrophoresis coatings. Finally, the book concludes in part four with a selection of case studies investigating the application of preventative techniques for both automotive and medical applications.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Corrosion prevention of magnesium alloys is a key reference tool for all those working with magnesium and its alloys, including scientists, engineers, metallurgists, aerospace and automotive professionals, and academics interested in this field.

Key Features

  • Chapters provide an overview of surface cleaning and pre-conditioning
  • Examines processes to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium alloys, including laser treatments and chemical conversion and electrochemical anodization
  • Discusses cold spray, sol-gel and electrophoretic coatings

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of materials science and engineering and surface engineering; Corrosion engineers; Engineers and professionals in the automotive, aerospace industries

Table of Contents

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Preface

Part I: Alloying and inhibition

Chapter 1: Corrosion behavior and prevention strategies for magnesium (Mg) alloys

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Corrosion characteristics and implications in protection

1.3 Corrosion mitigation strategy

1.4 Selection of corrosion protection techniques

1.5 Future trends

Chapter 2: Corrosion performance of magnesium (Mg) alloys containing rare-earth (RE) elements

Abstract:

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Factors affecting the Mg-RE alloy corrosion reaction

2.3 Structural analysis of the Mg-RE alloys containing Ce or La

2.4 Structural analysis of the Mg-RE alloys containing Y

2.5 Structural analysis of the Mg-RE alloys containing Nd

2.6 Structural analysis of Mg-RE alloys containing Gd

2.7 The effect of the cathode area and current density on corrosion

2.8 Conclusions

Chapter 3: Corrosion inhibition of magnesium (Mg) Alloys

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Inhibitors for magnesium

3.3 The behavior of different inhibitors on magnesium and its alloys

3.4 The influence of inhibitors on other materials

3.5 Inhibition and other corrosion protection techniques

3.6 Conclusions and future trends

Part II: Surface treatment and conversion

Chapter 4: Surface cleaning and pre-conditioning surface treatments to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Principles of physical or mechanical cleaning

4.3 Principles of chemical cleaning

4.4 Application of cleaning solutions to achieve the desired finish

4.5 Conclusion and sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Surface processing and alloying to improve the corrosion resistance of magnesium (Mg) alloys

Abstract:

5.1 In

Details

No. of pages:
582
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9780857094377
Electronic ISBN:
9780857098962

About the editor

Guang-Ling Song

Guang-Ling Song is currently a Research Scientist in ORNL National Lab, USA after 5 years working for General Motors Global Research and Development. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia, known internationally for his research in the field of corrosion and corrosion protection.