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Investigation of Hot Corrosion Behavior on QE22A-Magnesium Silver Alloy through Steaming Method

Journal Article
05-15-03-0015
ISSN: 1946-3979, e-ISSN: 1946-3987
Published March 03, 2022 by SAE International in United States
Investigation of Hot Corrosion Behavior on QE22A-Magnesium Silver
                    Alloy through Steaming Method
Citation: Shailesh Rao, A., Sangamesh, M., Nayak, H., Latha, B. et al., "Investigation of Hot Corrosion Behavior on QE22A-Magnesium Silver Alloy through Steaming Method," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 15(3):2022, https://doi.org/10.4271/05-15-03-0015.
Language: English

Abstract:

The hot corrosion studies for the die-casted magnesium (Mg) silver (Ag) alloys are carried out through the steam heating route. The Magnesium Silver (QE22A) alloy is fixed under the top lid of the pressure cooker (2 liters) and filled with water and 5% salt (NaCl) solution. The specimens are treated with different time intervals (10, 20, and 30 minutes), with the steam temperature maintained at 100°C around the specimen. The results showed an increase in the corrosion rate with the increase in the steaming time. Further, after the specimens have cooled down to room temperature, similar experiments are repeated for the second and third cycles. Here the formation of the oxide layers over the specimen has reduced the corrosion rate. The structural, surface study was carried out through scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) to know the corrosion behavior on the specimen. From the microstructure, it is noticed that the average grain size increased with the increase in the time intervals. Through SEM images, detailed studies on the crack length and pitting width were carried out. Finally, a comparison of pure and corroded alloys is made and discussed in detail.