Temperature effects on the erosion of aluminum alloy

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 93, No. 1041, 2000
C.-K. Fang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, China Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China T.H. Chuang, Institute of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China
Abstract Temperature effects on the erosion of the 6063 aluminum alloy were investigated. Erosion experiments were performed by sandblasting silicon carbide particles of 80 grit size. The target volume loss, and worn depths of the eroded material were investigated at different temperatures. It was found that the temperature had only a minor impact on the peak attack angle. The effect of temperature on erosion damage depended on the relative humidity (RH) of the environment.
Keywords: Erosion, Temperature, Al alloy.
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