Accession Number : ADA330980
Title : Shipboard Exposure Testing of Aircraft Materials. Tri-Service Committee on Corrosion Proceedings.
Corporate Author : TRI-SERVICE COMMITTEE ON CORROSION WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Tankins, Edwin S. ; Kozol, J. ; Lee, E.
PDF Url : ADA330980
Report Date : JUN 1994
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : A study was performed comparing the Corrosion resistance of various aluminum alloys in shipboard environments with an accelerated laboratory corrosion test environment. An Al-Li access panel for the F/A-18 was also tested. For comparison 7075 aluminum alloys were tested in the exfoliation susceptible T651 and the resistant T7351 temper. Sulfur dioxide salt fog (ASTM G 85 A4-85) tests were conducted. The shipboard exposures were performed aboard aircraft carriers deployed to the Pacific Ocean, Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean during the monsoon season. The Al-Li alloys exhibited pitting corrosion similar to 7075 T7351.
Descriptors : *ALUMINUM ALLOYS, *CORROSION RESISTANCE, AIRCRAFT PANELS, SEA TESTING, SULFUR OXIDES, LITHIUM ALLOYS, PITTING, SALT WATER.
Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE