ENHANCEMENT OF THE CORROSION RESISTANCE FOR 6009 ALUMINUM ALLOY BY LASER TREATMENT

Abdulhadi Judran, Suad Kadhim, Hussain Abdul Elah
2018 Mağallaẗ Al-kūfaẗ Al-handasiyyaẗ  
Using laser in modifying the surfaces of various materials is an important topic in the present time. The type of alloy used in this investigation was 6009Al alloy. Laser has been used as inhibitor to reduce the corrosion rate by using Q-switching Nd: YAG Laser (with changing energy of laser and fixing other parameters) under laser shock peening (LSP) technique for 6009 AA in hydrochloric acid with concentration of 1 M and the immersion time of 30 minutes at room temperature. The corrosion rate
more » ... The corrosion rate was calculated by using the polarization method. The corrosion rate decreased from (0.366 to 0.016) mm/yr before and after using LSP, respectively. Therefore, this study aims to reduce the corrosion rate that occurs in 6009 Al alloy. KEYWORDS: laser; corrosion; polarization method; laser shock peening 202 Abdulhadi K. Judran et al.
doi:10.30572/2018/kje/090215 fatcat:paaoboekifa6zowedfvpfxxsxm