Corrosion performance and microstructural response of A380 matrix alloy reinforced with sol-gel TiO2-coated SiC particles: a perspective on previous studies

Dikici B., Tekmen C., Yigit O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, vol.106, no.3, pp.275-281, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 106 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3139/146.111180
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-281
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, the corrosion susceptibility of aluminium matrix composites reinforced with sol-gel TiO2-coated silicon carbide particles has been investigated. The corrosion of the composite, fabricated by means of a liquid metal infiltration technique, was established in chloride-containing alkaline environments using the potentiodynamic polarisation technique. Microstructural and interfacial characterisation of the composite was carried out by using an optical microscope, scanning electron microscope, energy dispersion spectroscopy and X-ray diffractometer. The corrosion performance and its effect on the composite microstructure are discussed in relation to previous observations.