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Mechanical characterization and fracture toughness of electroplated cadmium coating of Al -Zn alloy, T6

Publication Type : Conference Proceedings

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Source : AIP Conference Proceedings, 2017

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Campus : Bengaluru

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Year : 2017

Abstract : Fracture toughness, Hardness and Tensile Strength of the Aluminum alloy 7075-T6 coated with Cadmium with varying thickness of 10µ and 20µ were investigated. Electroplating Cadmium coating process gives excellent corrosion resistance, provides low coefficient of friction which increases the surface hardness of the material. It also provides a uniform and dense coating, in many cases, maintains surface finish as it was before plating. The specimens prepared in line with ASTM E-8M and E-399 standard were subjected to various tests. The results shows thatthe hardness of the EC coted specimens has increased by 10% and increases with increase in thickness, butthe thicker the EC coating, more brittle is the material. The Ultimate Tensile Strength also increased by 5% compared to the uncoated counterpart. There was a steep increase in plain strain fracture toughness with the increase in the coating thickness for the Aluminum 7075–T6 alloy in TL orientation. The crack growth was Unstable due to the strong adhesion between the EC coating and the alloy.

Cite this Research Publication : Mohan Kumar, S., V. Ravi Kumar, M. E. Shashi Kumar, and H. K. Govindaraju. "Mechanical characterization and fracture toughness of electroplated cadmium coating of Al–Zn alloy, T6." In AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1859, no. 1, AIP Publishing, 2017.
DOI: 10.1063/1.4990238

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