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.
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.
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.
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.
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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