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Volume 326, 2020The 17th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys 2020 (ICAA17)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Durability: Fatigue, Fracture, Corrosion & Surface Treatments|
|Published online||05 November 2020|
Formation Mechanism of Strip Defects in Anodizing AA5252 Aluminium Alloy Sheets
1 Chinalco Materials Application Research Institute Co. Ltd., Institute of light alloy materials, Beijing 102209, China
2 Chinalco Research Institute of Science and Technology Co. Ltd., Beijing 102209, China
3 Chinalco Ruimin Co. Ltd., Fuzhou 350015, China
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Processed by sulfuric acid anodizing, several unexpected strip defects exhibited on the anodizing film of AA5252 aluminium alloy sheets. Their formation mechanism was studied in detail. The normal zone and strip zone were compared, with respect to surface brightness, porosity of anodizing film, and microstructures of the corresponding aluminium substrate tested by spectroscopic colorimeter and SEM, and SEM-EBSD. Results showed that the brightness of strip zone was lower than that of normal zone. Additionally, compared with normal zone, the porosity of anodizing film was higher, and cubic grains fewer, which located in the corresponding surface layer of aluminium substrate in strip zone. In order to further clarify the effect of grain orientation on the brightness of anodizing film, single crystal aluminium sheet with (100), (110) or (111) orientation was anodized. Results showed that the anodized (100) oriented specimen, i.e., cubic grain was brighter, whose anodizing film had lower porosity, compared with (110) and (111) oriented ones. Therefore, the formation mechanism of strip defects was proposed as uneven distribution of cubic grains. The zones with fewer cubic orientated grains were darker, and were visible as strip defects after anodizing.
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