Corrosion Failure Analysis of Architectural Aluminum Alloys

Birol F., Birol Y.

MATERIALS PERFORMANCE, vol.49, no.1, pp.50-54, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-54
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive x-ray analysis were employed to identify the key factors responsible for the corrosion of anodically oxidized EN AW-6060 profiles employed for bathroom partitioning, in an assembly that also used metalized plastic clips. An alkaline cleaning agent led to crevice corrosion and a galvanic couple effect between the aluminum and the clips.