Effects of Ni, Cu, Si and Co on the Corrosion Properties of Permanent Mould Cast Medallions and Die Cast Plates of Magnesium Alloy AZ91

Paper #:
  • 1999-01-0926

Published:
  • 1999-03-01
Citation:
Bakke, P., Sannes, S., and Albright, D., "Effects of Ni, Cu, Si and Co on the Corrosion Properties of Permanent Mould Cast Medallions and Die Cast Plates of Magnesium Alloy AZ91," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-0926, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-0926.
Pages:
12
Abstract:
Permanent mould cast medallions and 3mm die cast test plates of 47 different AZ91 based alloys covering 3-129 ppm Ni, 7-2850 ppm Cu, 87-1740 ppm Si and 0-100 ppm Co were produced. Medallions and plates were subjected to 72 hours immersion in 5% NaCl solution at 25C and to the 10 day ASTM-B117 salt spray test. The results include: a) for AZ91, the corrosion rate values anticipated from salt spray testing of die cast test plates can be calculated from the results of immersion tests on permanent mould cast medallions; b) the effect of Co on corrosion of AZ91 is 35-75 times more detrimental than Cu and thus similar to that of Ni; and c) Si showed almost no effect on the corrosion rates in the alloys examined.
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