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Tribocorrosion behavior of electroless Ni-P/Ni-B duplex coating on AA7075 aluminum alloy

Harun Mindivan (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bilecik Şeyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Publication date: 8 July 2019

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to investigate the structural, corrosion and the study of tribocorrosion features of the AA7075 aluminum alloy with and without the application of electroless Ni-P/Ni-B duplex coating with a thickness of approximately 40 microns.

Design/methodology/approach

Surface characterization of the samples was made by structural surveys (light optic microscope, scanning electron microscopic examinations and X-ray diffraction analyses), hardness measurements, corrosion and tribocorrosion tests.

Findings

Results of the experiments showed that upper Ni-B coating deposited on the surface of first Ni-P layer by duplex treatment caused remarkable increment in the hardness, corrosion resistance and tribocorrosion performance as compared to the AA7075 aluminum alloy.

Originality/value

This study can be a practical reference and offers insight into the effects of duplex treating on the increase of hardness, corrosion and tribocorrosion performance.

Keywords

Citation

Mindivan, H. (2019), "Tribocorrosion behavior of electroless Ni-P/Ni-B duplex coating on AA7075 aluminum alloy", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 71 No. 5, pp. 630-635. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILT-05-2018-0177

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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